George Russell: Unfortunately, there's nothing substantial in the pipeline soon



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George Russell: Unfortunately, there's nothing substantial in the pipeline soon

Mercedes has a lot of problems this season, and will have to take some urgent measures to fight with others. Although the Mercedes team is optimistic, Russell seems to be losing optimism, and believes it will take a little longer to solve the problems.


"Unfortunately, there's nothing substantial in the pipeline anytime soon," he said, as quoted by motorsport. "It's not going to happen overnight. It's going to take a number of races. "I think there'll be little things, there'll be incremental steps but we recognise that our rivals are going to be doing the same, so it may not be clear to the outside world that we've made progress because Ferrari and Red Bull are going to be making progress as well."

Toto Wolff on the car

Toto Wolff thinks it takes time to learn the car.

"I think we're just learning the car, we're learning the tyres," he explained. "Nothing we did this weekend has unlocked the aerodynamic potential or has reduced the bouncing. We're still at the same place. "And that's why it doesn't make any sense to bring updates, because you're confusing yourself even more.

Maybe it's the fact the more downforce you bring, the worse the bouncing gets. So we are still learning." Russell, however, hopes that things can be resolved, because we are used to only the best from Mercedes. "I'd love to say we've made a lot of progress but I think we've got to look at the lap times and we haven't closed the gap at all to these guys [Ferrari and Red Bull]," he said.

"We know we've got a lot of work to do but I have faith that we can get there. We know the potential is in the car. And we've got a lot of work to do to extract that performance. "It won't happen overnight; it won't happen in the next race, but I do think in time we will get there. So, for the time being, if we keep picking up these results, it's keeping us in the mix."