Michael Schumacher is confident that new updates on the Mercedes for the British Grand Prix will take the team another step forward but is unsure of how the MGP W02 will perform at Silverstone.
“Silverstone is one of our home races where we will be backed by everybody from the factories in Brackley and Brixworth, and therefore we would love to do well and thank them for their hard work,” said the seven-time world champion. “However, with all the changes we have this season, it is difficult for me to judge how the track will suit our car.
“As always, we will probably only know more after the Friday practice sessions. We are in the process of developing further upgrades and new solutions which I am confident will help us to make a step forward again. The message for all of us is to put our heads down and work our way through, and as we are all sharing this attitude, I am sure we will get there.”
Nico Rosberg is a big fan of the track at Silverstone, and also thinks that Mercedes can take another step forward next weekend:
“Silverstone is a very cool track,” he comments. “I'm really looking forward to all the fast corners, especially from Copse through Becketts to Stowe. I finished third last year and I hope to have another good result, especially because so many of the people working at Brackley and Brixworth will be there with their families.
“This is the first of our two home Grands Prix in July, so I want to give a good performance in front of our people. We will have a few new updates, and I'm curious to see how this will affect my car. Hopefully we can close the gap to the top a little bit.”