Despite a dominant Canadian Grand Prix finish where it placed 1-2, Mercedes says that questions marks still remain about its Wo8’s performance.
Lewis Hamilton came up with his best performance of the year to get the victory following a gigantic effort at its Brackley factory days following Monaco which helped discover a better set-up with its 2017 F1 car for Montreal.
The result moved Mercedes back to the lead in the constructors’ championship and flattened Ferrari’s title hopes. It also slashed Sebastian Vettel’s drivers’ standing advantage to 12 points.
But Mercedes is not resting on its laurels and claims that there were times over the weekend that showed that there is a lot of work in store for the team.
Specifically, the different grip levels felt by Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton in qualifying proves that answers need to be fleshed out.
“Although they had really similar set-ups, Lewis’s grip level was increasing through the qualifying sessions, and Valtteri’s were decreasing. And for no obvious reasons to us,” said Motorsport boss Toto Wolff.