May 28, 2024

Mercedes’ Chief Technical Director, James Allison, is confident that the team’s operational efficiency and driver lineup will spark envy among rivals. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, a formidable Formula 1 duo, are determined to narrow the gap with Red Bull and pose a substantial challenge for top honors in the 2024 season.

In the previous season, Red Bull dominated with Max Verstappen securing nearly all Grand Prix victories, claiming his third consecutive Drivers’ Championship. Hamilton, on the other hand, endured a winless year for the second consecutive campaign.

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Despite the challenging season, Allison is optimistic about Mercedes’ potential to compete at the highest level. He emphasized that Hamilton, a seven-time world champion and the highest-scoring non-Red Bull driver last season, possesses the championship-winning capability. Additionally, he acknowledged Russell’s learning curve in his second season with the team and expressed confidence that both drivers could become world champions with the right equipment.

According to Allison, the key lies in Mercedes delivering a competitive car during the off-season. Despite not securing a race win in 2023 for the first time in 12 seasons, Mercedes displayed enough consistency to secure second place in the Constructors’ Championship, maintaining a five-point lead over Ferrari.

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