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Mercedes: Korea should suit our car
2 October 2013
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff reckons the Korean Grand Prix this weekend could be a good one for the Silver Arrows.
Mercedes finished 4-5 in Singapore two weeks ago and with the squad determined to beat Ferrari and claim second place in the Constructors' Championship, both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will be boosted by an aerodynamic update for the event in Yeongam, the 14th round in the F1 2013 World Championship.
“In the three races since the summer break, our team has scored an average of 20 points per Grand Prix. But it's a measure of our expectations now that we have left each circuit disappointed that we didn't achieve even more. That's a feeling we'll be looking to change this weekend,” Wolff vowed.
“The Yeongam circuit is a combination of long straights and mainly slow to medium-speed corners that should suit our car, which will also receive an aerodynamic update for this race.
“We have six races to go this season and a clear target of securing second place in the Constructors' Championship.
“To achieve that, we need to maximise every opportunity that comes our way with both Nico and Lewis, beginning this weekend.”
Mercedes team principal, Ross Brawn agrees that overhauling the Scuderia and cutting the seven point gap is the priority.
“This will be our fourth visit to the Korea International Circuit and the first race of an intense period with six Grands Prix in just eight weeks before the end of the season. Our focus for the last few races is very much to improve and to end the season on a high,” Brawn added.
“Of course, we would love another race win but consistency and strong points finishes to achieve our aim are more important for the team and both of our drivers,” he concluded.
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