Mercedes delays planned F1 engine upgrade until French GP

Rodiano Bonacci
Giugno 8, 2018

However, on Wednesday Mercedes announced that the introduction of PU2 has been delayed until the following round of the season at the returning French Grand Prix.

Renault and Honda are set to bring updated engine components to this weekend's round of the championship, with the outcome of the upgrades set to be a factor in Red Bull's decision-making exercise for 2019.

"All Mercedes-powered cars will be running PU1 for this weekend, too, before receiving new units in France".

Montreal is the seventh of 21 rounds this season and the circuit's long straights and its power-sensitive nature means it is often a target for engine upgrades.

Mercedes lead Ferrari by 22 points in the constructors' standings going into the Canadian Grand Prix while Hamilton is ahead of Vettel by 14 in the drivers' equivalent.

The Canadian Grand Prix is getting closer by the minute, and Ferrari has located Montreal just in the nick of time.

The Brit is a six-time victor on this circuit and is looking for a fourth consecutive triumph on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to draw level with F1 and Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher as a seven-time victor in North America.

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