Andrew Shovlin (Mercedes): “More is wanted” / Formula 1

Mercedes engineer Andrew Shovlin is happy with the double podium of Silver Arrow drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. But he additionally is aware of that he has not but reached his peak.


At the Hungaroring, the Mercedes crew was capable of rejoice 34 new world championship factors for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell for 2nd and third place, in addition to the quickest lap of the seven-time champion. The star model’s works crew completed 30 factors behind second-placed Ferrari, which confirmed a disappointing efficiency.

Mercedes senior engineer Andrew Shovlin additionally mentioned: “Congratulations to the entire crew! The crew and drivers will be pleased with how we turned the weekend round after a troublesome begin on Friday.”

“George’s first pole place and the crew’s first place in W13 was an excellent success, and one other double podium is a good way to enter the break,” commented the Englishman, who added: “We nonetheless want a bit bit extra. Get your first win of the season.”

“But each week we really feel like we’re getting nearer to the highest and the crew is decided to get again to the highest as quickly as attainable,” Shovlin added. Looking again on the first 13 races of the 12 months, he concludes: “This has been the hardest begin to a season we have had in a very long time.”

“But it’s extremely satisfying to see how exhausting the crew and the drivers have labored to get the automobile again to the place we would like it to be,” continued the 48-year-old. And he explains: “Now everybody is wanting ahead to a break to relaxation and collect new vitality. At Spa, we need to choose up the place we left off and hope the 12 months ends nicely.”

Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:39:36.533 hrs.
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +7.834 s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +12.337
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +14,579
05. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +15,688
06. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +16,047
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +1:18.300 min
08. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpi, +1 lap
09. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 lap
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +1 lap
11. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 lap
12. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +1 lap
13. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +1 lap
15. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
17. Alexander Albon (T), Williams, +1 lap
18. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +2 laps
Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, engine

Championship standing (after 13 out of twenty-two races)

01. Verstappen 258 factors
02. Leclerc 178
03. Perez 173
04. Russell 158
05. Sainz 156
06. Hamilton 146
07. Norris 76
08. Okon 58
09. Botta is 46 years previous
10. Alonso 41
11. Magnussen 22
12. Ricardo 19
13. Gaseous 16
14. Hag 16
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 5
18. Walk 4
19. Album 3
20. Latifi 0
21. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 431 factors
02. Ferrari 334
03. Mercedes 304
04. Alpine 99
05. McLaren 95
06. Alfa Romeo 51
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 27
09. Aston Martin 20
10. Williams 3


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