Toto Wolff says one of Mercedes targets ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix is returning its car to a set-up Lewis Hamilton is comfortable with having enjoyed a maiden success with Valtteri Bottas in Russia.

The Mercedes F1 team currently leads the world constructors' championship by one point ahead of Ferrari after four rounds, with the two teams sharing two wins each, but in Russia there was a significant split in race performance between Wolff's two drivers.

Bottas kept his cool to deliver a first F1 race victory after withstanding pressure from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel but Hamilton was left frustrated in Sochi struggling to extract the full performance from his W08 to finish fourth - over 36 seconds off the pace at the chequered flag.

Having seen Mercedes dominate F1 over the past three seasons, Wolff says the German manufacturer must give both of its drivers 'the tools to do the job' and has faith upon the return to the track which hostd pre-season testing Hamilton can rediscover a stronger set-up with the car.

"Lewis had a difficult weekend in both qualifying and the race [in Sochi]," Wolff said. "We have spent our time since then unpicking what happened to understand why we couldn't get the car in the right window so he could feel comfortable with it.

"There are no magic bullets to understanding that, just a lot of hard work and attention to detail. We must give him the tools he needs to do the job in the next races and that will be a big focus for us."

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Mercedes also returns to the scene of its worst race in 2016 when Nico Rosberg and Hamilton collided on the opening lap of the Spanish Grand Prix to fall out of contention and sparked an intense post-race investigation.

While Wolff isn't expecting anything similar to happen between Bottas and Hamilton, he is keen for the team to secure its maiden 1-2 of the season in order to strengthen its hold on the F1 world championships.

"At the moment there are two top teams fighting for both championships and I expect Red Bull will also eventually join the club," he said. "The small margins we are seeing this season are demonstrated by the closeness at the top of the drivers' championship and even more so by the one point advantage we have in the constructors'.

"This fight will continue on to the end of the season and we will be prepared for that battle."

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