The 2022 season is round the corner and Mercedes have shown off their new car with NO side pods! This genius ingenuity could spell dominance for the silver arrows once more. Needless to say Red-bull was shocked and stunned.
Mercedes have committed to ditching their side pods, other than that not a lot of info is known. We do know that the car can hit 0-62mph in just 3.2s and has a top end of 195mph. We also know from the looks on the Redbull teams faces that the car is extraordinarily. Mercedes are probably still a bit sore from last years championship (Max Verstappen Wins The 2021 Formula 1 Championship). So this season they are pulling 0 punches and with just weeks to go before the season begins Mercedes drop these amazingly fast cars.
George Russell At Mercedes
George is a former Williams Racing driver coming in to replace Bottas for the 2022 season. Russell has driven Hamiltons car in the past but there is no doubt Mercedes has been putting him through rigorous training. He has to at the very least out perform Bottas from last year, but ideally be closer to Hamilton in terms of performance. Will the young new driver spark a new rivalry and passion for winning at Mercedes or will their decision cost them dearly as the driver who usually drives as a back-marker or mid fielder in the Williams car is now in the seat of the championship winning silver arrows.
It’s Too Soon To Be Conclusive
We know as the season continues cars and teams improve, as do the drivers. Right now it’s no doubt Mercedes have all the aces up their sleeve but as we progress through 2022 we’ll see each team adapt and improve their cars as well as potential rule changes brought forward by the FIA.