Ross Brawn admits that Mercedes GP are yet to achieve a pace with which they can enjoy consistent runs at the front of the field, with the silver arrows having suffered a highly frustrating start to the season. Heading to Turkey, the Champion team of 2009 sit fifth in the championship and over two 1-2 finishes away from Red Bull Racing.
“The team and drivers have worked extremely hard in the short break before the European season begins to ensure that we continue to move forward,” the Team Principal began. “We have a fundamentally good car and we need to achieve its full potential in the races to come.
“The Chinese Grand Prix reminded everyone at the team what it is like to fight for a race. We didn’t succeed on that occasion but it’s a feeling that we would like to experience more often.
“When the car is working properly, we can be more competitive and the solutions we are bringing to Turkey will help us achieve this level more consistently.
“However, we also know that we need to push for more performance if we want to fight regularly at the front. The first three races have been a challenge but we have pulled together and will continue working hard to make progress.”