Mercedes is now quick in all conditions, says Wolff

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Having won the last two races in Austria and Great Britain, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff claims that the Brackley-based outfit's W15 is now competitive after recent upgrades.

There were sensational scenes at Mercedes on Sunday. George Russell and Lewis Hamilton started from the front row at Silverstone, and led the early stages of the race.

The rainy phase of the grand prix saw the two Mercedes men drop behind the McLarens, and Russell was forced to retire with a reliability issue. However, a perfectly-timed second pit stop saw Hamilton retake the lead from Norris to clinch his first victory since Saudi Arabia 2021, ending a 56-race streak.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff was delighted that Mercedes could clinch a victory due to its impressive speed after the Spielberg triumph which was mainly down to the misfortues for the leading duo of Max Verstappen and Lando Norris.

"The win is like a fairytale. It is our last British Grand Prix together with Lewis and what a way to sign off. It is such a great feeling to be able to achieve victory in front of the British crowds with the most iconic, and most successful British driver in a Mercedes.

"Last week’s win was fortuitous. Today, we were quick in almost all conditions. We were running first and second for a long time and, although the McLarens were quick when the rain fell, we were able to get back ahead of them.

"It is a win on merit, and it shows the grit of this team. We never stopped believing, we never stopped working, and we have been able to unlock the potential in the car. We are now on a roll.

"George was unfortunate (on Sunday). He has been so strong recently and took a fantastic pole position yesterday. Sadly, we had to retire his car with a water system issue. He would have likely been in position to fight for the win were it not for that."

Mercedes’ Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin praised Lewis Hamilton for ending his long winless draught and George Russell for securing pole position on Saturday.

Speaking of the W15's performance, Shovlin labelled the team's work as "incredible" for having transformed the car into a race-winning machine following a tough start to the season.

"It was absolutely fantastic to see Lewis win. The crowd here make it extra special, and it was an amazing drive. It’s barely believable that it's been so long since we last won a race with Lewis and now, we've just won two weekends in a row as a team.

"It was a difficult race for George. We were monitoring a cooling system on his car from the early laps and unfortunately that got to a stage where we had to retire the car.

"He can hold his head up high though. He put together a fantastic lap to take pole position and showed that he had the pace to control the race in stint one.

"The last few months have seen the whole team working flat out to improve the car. What we have achieved in a short space of time is incredible. We'll enjoy this moment as it's very special but with two races to go before the summer break, we'll keep pushing to bring performance as we continue to get our championship back on track."