The real story behind Mercedes' turnaround

The real story behind Mercedes' turnaround

There was talk that Mercedes was in 'crisis' during pre-season testing, as its initial car lacked pace and its drivers expressed concerns. While those fears proved wide of the mark, the negatives became the foundation of its Melbourne fightback

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has always lived off the mantra that the day his rivals should fear the most, are those when his team has suffered pain.

Last year, for example, he famously used Mercedes' defeat at the Belgian Grand Prix as a focal point for his team to dig deeper and push towards what would be its fifth straight championship double.

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