The turbulent times at Mercedes-Benz still continue when it comes to outright one lap pace, but there seem to be improvements begin made on the C-Class AMG Coupé.
Ex-Force India F1 driver Paul Di Resta may have been eliminated in Q1 in Hungary, after posting the 19th best time, but he feels that there have been some steps made forward towards “the light at the end of the tunnel.”
The realisation that the hard work is still to happen alongside current efforts, as his words echoed the feelings of all the Stuttgart drivers and teams that are clearly on the back foot: “Obviously, we can’t feel too happy about our qualifying result, but for the first time this season, we have noticed several improvements today.”
The 28-year-old said that the car was better in terms of handling prowess, but thanked the team of engineers that have been pushing hard to get the car back on track: “As Mercedes, we want to get back into winning ways as soon as possible.”
DTM Management Head, Wolfgang Schattling knew that the writing was on the wall in terms of Mercedes-Benz’s performance in the dry, but also knows that going forward, improvements have to be made gradually: “As for us, we are not where we want to be, sadly, but we had already expected as much before the weekend. Under normal conditions, we would not have been fast enough to win the last race previously in Oschersleben either. We cannot yet achieve that level of performance in the dry, but we are working hard to improve our performance step by step.”