(Motorsport-Total.com) – Ferrari started well into the second half of the season, scoring three victories over the past four races with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. In Russia, Mercedes has beaten back with a double victory, but that does not seem to be enough for the team: Team principal Toto Wolff announces updates to the Mercedes car for the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka.

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“After three races without a win, the double victory in Sochi has been a great feeling,” said Wolff, who despite the almost secure championship wins victories. “We showed a strong performance in the race in Russia, getting the most out of our chances and both Lewis and Valtteri were clean.” Thus, Mercedes has again increased the lead over Ferrari in both the driver and team classification.

Wolff makes it clear: “The victory in Sochi, however, does not change the fact that Ferrari has a stronger Commence in the second half of the season has passed as we do, and we'll have some minor upgrades to the car in Japan that will help United to take a step in the right direction. “

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The key to success in Suzuka is for the Mercedes-Strippenzieher but the handling of the tires. Only when the window is hit can the team get the most out of the car and win. The team boss is looking forward to the race, which is a great pleasure for motorsport followers with “its thrilling curve passages.”

“We can look back on a strong record there since we were in the hybrid era so far, they have been able to win every race in Japan, “says Wolff confidently. “But given the strength of our competitors, united states is facing a major challenge this year, and it will be a very close fight on the track, which we, united states, are very happy about.”

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