The 2024 season is expected to be an exciting one, as each team strives to close the gap with Red Bull in the coming year. Ahead of the start of the season, we are breaking down what you can expect from the teams.

Today, we will take a closer look at Mercedes. 

Finishing second in the constructor’s championship with 409 points, the Silver Arrows had a well-fought season. With the return of James Allison as full-time technical director, the team hopes to be even more competitive with the W15 in 2024.

The Drivers

Lewis Hamilton: Hamilton will return for his final season with the Silver Arrows during the 2024 Formula One season. After a challenging 2023, the Briton secured third in the driver’s championship with 234 points. The seven-time world champion returns next year with high hopes for the team saying at the 2023 FIA end-of-season award ceremony: “…. But I have full faith in everyone that’s working on it and hopeful that we’ll be in a much more competitive position next year.”

George Russell: Russell returns for his third year, with the team finishing eighth in the driver’s championship with 175 points. The 25-year-old regarded 2023 as “one of the worst seasons of his career,” as said by RN365. While 2023 may not have been as rewarding as his maiden season with the Silver Arrows, Russell remains hopeful that 2024 can turn everything around. Russell told Motorsport.com “But I’m going into next year with an open mind.

Mick Schumacher: Schumacher will continue as a reserve driver in 2024, making this his second season in the position. Throughout 2023, Schumacher played a vital role in the development of the W14, spending long hours behind the sims. The German will also compete in the World Endurance Championship, racing alongside Nicolas Lapierre for Alpine, and will complete his responsibilities as a reserve driver.

Team Principal

Toto Wolff: Wolff returns to his role as team principal in 2024. The Austrian joined the team in 2012 and has seen the team through eight consecutive constructors’ world championships and seven drivers’ championship titles. Over the winter break, it was announced that Wolff had signed a contract extension with the Brackley-based team that locked him in through 2026.




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