expect to rebound straight back in this weekend’s following the champions dominated the opening race of this growing season.

boss said revealed in preseason testing they were stronger than they looked in .

“We have seen the potential of ’s package in ; we all expect them to come back strong in Bahrain,” he explained.

Wolff added that he expected , who finished third with in Albert Park, to be”in the combination too well”.

“Claiming the maximum 44 points race contrary to the very first race was a great outcome,” Wolff said.

“However, the struggle has only just begun: will try all they could to hit back and Melbourne showed that may have something to say in the struggle, too.

“Following the test, we felt that we were the challengers (to ). Whatever the Melbourne result says, our mindset hasn’t changed ever since that time.

“One race doesn’t determine the pecking order for the remaining portion of the growing season. We need to extract every little bit of performance by our package and keep on working hard to enhance the vehicle on the weekend to remain competitive”

Hamilton, who took rod in but had been beaten off the line by Bottas after which fell back following an early pit stop and some light damage to his vehicle, said he had been surprised by ’ dominance over in .

“I think every one is,” he said after the race in Melbourne. “No-one was looking to own a difference such as that. What was shown was that these were beforehand and it wasn’t the case for this particular weekend.

“We did our normal job. I’m sure they will keep coming back strong hence we now have to keep on our feet.”

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team principal said following the race in :”something we are sure of is that this weekend isn’t the real possibility of our vehicle. We’re pretty certain the potential is surely bigger and we have not been in a position to exploit everything through the weekend”

The concern is if fail to place a improved showing in Bahrain, which will be just really a very different sort of track from Albert Park, requiring distinct qualities out of an automobile.

In case can’t remain aggressive in the Sakhir trail, fears will grow that will dominate this season.


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