Mercedes hopes to avoid Silverstone penalties

Published on 04 Jul 2018 09:21

Mercedes is hoping to avoid penalties this weekend at Silverstone.

Last weekend, the reigning world champions suffered an ultra-rare double DNF, with Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene wondering if the new upgrades were to blame.

"(They were) entirely separate failures," Mercedes technical boss James Allison said, "and neither of them related to the introduction of the new power unit."

As for whether the failures mean Mercedes will have to replace parts and face penalties over the British grand prix weekend, Allison said he isn't sure.

"We hope not, because we think both of the failures that we had were confined to the items that failed," he explained.

However, Allison also said he can't be sure, because failures often affect other systems of the car.

"But we don't think so. We think we will be in good shape for Silverstone," he said.

Replies (2)
DE juju_hound 04 Jul 2018 10:20+1
Posts: 166
I hope for penalties for Mercedes just because I know there will be some good racing on Sunday !!
SE calle.itw 04 Jul 2018 17:590
Posts: 5642
Yeah, me too, and it might actually contribute to the show in the long run. Although from a strategical standpoint Silverstone is a really bad track for them to take penalties. This race should really be their's to take home, and taking penalties here means losing vital points to both Ferrari, their main rival, and Red Bull, a rival that actually isnt far off the other two.

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