Mercedes still making big strides despite 2024 F1 focus – Shovlin
Mercedes made several aerodynamic improvements to their W14 car for the Dutch Grand Prix to enhance performance at the rear of the vehicle, with the goal of sustaining the team for the upcoming non-European races at the end of the season. Despite teams shifting focus to next year’s car, Mercedes is still finding aerodynamic gains with the W14. The team has made significant design changes to the car, leading to improved aerodynamic performance. However, these changes cannot be directly linked to George Russell’s third-place qualification at Zandvoort. Mercedes is fully focused on challenging Red Bull from next year onward, as the team has allocated resources to 2024 due to the cost cap. Their aim is to close the gap and compete for the championship next year.