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Toto Wolff

Wolff explains how Mercedes have improved since Bahrain

It has been a challenging start to the 2023 F1 campaign for Mercedes, but Toto Wolff has identified where the team have made progress since the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Toto Wolff has explained the improvements that Mercedes have made since the 2023 F1 season kicked off in Bahrain.

It has been a challenging start to the year for the Silver Arrows, with the team being outpaced by Red Bull, Aston Martin and Ferrari at the first race of the campaign.

However, there have been signs of progress. Chief Technical Officer James Allison declared that the squad had "a sense of quiet satisfaction" after their seemingly improved form at the third event of the season in Australia.

Speaking during the weekend at Albert Park, Wolff identified the areas where the team have made steps forward in recent weeks.

Wolff on improvements at Mercedes

"I think where we put the car last year was probably too low, and where we developed the car for this year was probably too high," Wolff told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"And all of these decisions can be retraced and understood now.

"What the package is now, the team is able to just pinpoint and find the sweet spot of the car much better.

"There's been some great work done in the aerodynamics over the last few weeks, in trying to hit performance where we believe realistically [we can].

"So all of that is coming together, and it's just a matter of having a good weekend and extracting the performance that is in the car [with] the understanding we have."

Mercedes currently sit third in the Constructors' Championship on 56 points, nine points away from Aston Martin in second.

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