“Claiming the maximum 44 points race contrary to the very first race was a great outcome,” Wolff said.
“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 Australia 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 Mercedes’ dominance over Ferrari in Australia.
“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.”
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said following the race in Australia:”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 Ferrari 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.