Rumor: Mercedes F1 bringing huge upgrade to Spa – Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya says he is aware of a rumor that Mercedes have a “big, big upgrade” on the way for the W13.

Mercedes are not of a mind to write off this season – and Montoya has heard they have something special in the pipeline.

“Coming out of the break, the rumor is that Mercedes have a big, big upgrade coming for the cars,” said the Colombian ex-F1 driver during an interview with Vegas Insider.

“If that’s the case, you know what’s going to happen. You know what’s coming.

“I think the big question mark everyone needs to pay attention to is the next couple of races. My personal thinking is everyone will come up with big upgrades. But I think Mercedes have still out-develop everyone else.

“Is Mercedes’ step so big that they will start winning every race and win the last nine races and have a one-two seven or eight times and have a shot at the Constructors’ Championship while everyone else fumbles?

“Or will their step allow them to start to fight against Red Bull and Ferrari? That is the more realistic version of what I see coming. Mercedes might have a shot at winning a couple of races this year if their development goes well., look out!”

Montoya’s rumor about game-changing new parts may well turn out to be correct.

He also hinged his comments by saying the other teams may also have something up their sleeves.

Toto Wolff downplayed any big upgrades and said in the Mercedes pre-race brief, “While we are still not quite in the fight for victories we are getting closer, so we need to keep the momentum going and the pressure on,

“The shutdown is an important time for the team to take some time off, recharge and spend time with their families, whose support throughout the year is invaluable. There are few opportunities to do so during the season and the development race is relentless, so the break has been well deserved for everyone in the team.

“We are set for an intense second half of the season with nine more opportunities to find improvements, make progress and hopefully challenge Red Bull and Ferrari for wins.”


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