Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff insists that the departure of Mike Elliott will not affect the team’s preparations for the 2024 season.
Mercedes has parted ways with Mike Elliott, six months after moving him out of the role of technical director.
Mercedes will bring further upgrades to their W14, but the team’s focus is now on the design of next year’s car.
Mercedes are aiming to repeat the recovery feat they achieved last year by winning a race before the end of the season.
James Allison has returned to the role of technical director at Mercedes, having exchanged places with Mike Elliott, who is now the team’s chief technical officer.
Mercedes say they did not intervene in the fight between their drivers for fourth place because they did not believe it would improve their result in Sunday’s race.
Lewis Hamilton expects it will be hard for Mercedes to make progress with their current car concept, but the team says it will wait to judge what “medicine” their W14 needs.
Mercedes’ technical director Mike Elliott says Lewis Hamilton is still pushing the team on as hard as ever despite their lacklustre 2022 campaign.
Mercedes is evaluating Red Bull’s sidepod design as it considers whether to abandon its unique ‘zeropod’ concept.