Mercedes technical director James Allison believes that the Silver Arrows outfit’s win at Monza last weekend was its most ‘comprehensive’ yet this season.
Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton were in a league of their won in Italy as the Briton took his 59th career win and the first back-to-back triumph of the season.
The German team has struggled for consistency this year, generally running ahead at the power-thirsty venues while fighting for pace at the slower high down force tracks.
“This season has been an exhilarating rollercoaster ride and we have won races by the skin of our teeth, others where we have lost by similar margins,” said tech boss James Allison.
“But this was the most comprehensive of our eight victories so far this season.
“It was a 1-2, flawlessly executed by the team, a dominant performance and delivered on the home turf of our main competitor; all that makes it a pretty memorable day.”
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Mercedes now enjoys a 62-point lead in the Constructors’ standings over arch-rival Ferrari while Hamilton has also overhauled Sebastian Vettel in the drivers’ championship.
“Aside from the emotion, though, these points count the same as any others and put us in the lead of the drivers’ table for the first time as well as building our lead in the constructors’ standings.
“We know that sterner challenges await us in the races to come, so we need to bank these points, move on and make sure that we don’t relinquish either championship lead from now to Abu Dhabi.”
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