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Toto Wolff

Mercedes 'not letting up' in key championship target - Wolff

The team has a clear target for the remainder of the season.

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Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff says the team is "not letting up" in the tight battle behind Red Bull for second in the Constructors' Championship.

With Red Bull almost guaranteed to win the title with their 256-point lead, Mercedes enter the second half of the season in a close battle with Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren.

The majority of Aston Martin's points have been scored by Fernando Alonso, whose six podiums out of 12 races is the most for a non-Red Bull team.

Lewis Hamilton managed to close the gap to Alonso by just a single point before the summer break, owing to his improved form since Mercedes introduced significant updates to their car at Monaco earlier in the season.

Wolff: Plenty to fight for in second half of season

"We return recharged and ready for the second half of the season. There is plenty to fight for and we won't be letting up," said Wolff.

"We will push hard in the battle for second in the Constructors' Championship. We will also be driving development forward for 2024. Those are challenges we are excited for, starting this weekend.

"Zandvoort is a fantastic place to resume the season. It's a challenging track with an old-school feel; banked corners and high-speed sections undulating through the dunes.

"There's always an incredible atmosphere with the passionate Dutch fans and it's always a fantastic celebration of our sport. I'm sure this year will be no different and I'm excited to get there."

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