Toto Wolff wants to see Mercedes deliver its “full potential” in the Italian Grand Prix this weekend.
Wolff was not happy after Nico Rosberg made contact with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Belgium and is keen now for them to make the most of the dominant W05 at the Autodromo di Monza.
“After a tough weekend in Belgium, our attention is now fully focused on the next race at Monza. We have a quick car but we have not delivered our full potential in recent races and that must be our target this weekend,” Wolff confirmed.
“It's no less than the people at Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart deserve, with everyone working flat out to ensure we finish the job this season.
“Of course, Spa was a reminder to us as a team that our competition are never far away and we must continue to tackle every weekend as if it could be the defining moment of our season.
“Monza is a fantastic venue - a legendary circuit with incredible fans and a truly great standing in motorsport history. When the Silver Arrows first took on the Italian Grand Prix back in the 1950s it could not have been a better story, with victories in both races. We approach this weekend with a repeat of that achievement firmly in our sights,” he added.
Mercedes technical guru Paddy Lowe meanwhile is also keen to see the squad perform at Monza, especially given the result there twelve months ago.
“Despite the end result, it was encouraging to see the potential of our car in Belgium - both in wet and dry conditions as we saw during qualifying and the race respectively. Spa, of course, brings with it quite unique aerodynamic requirements - also a factor at Monza, which sees the lowest drag configuration of the year. We therefore approach this weekend very much in the hope of showing similar pace to that seen in Spa,” Lowe continued.
“Monza is a venue that has produced mixed results for both of our drivers in the past, with last year's race proving to be a tough test for the team as a whole.
"We fully intend to rectify that this time around.”