Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff, reckons events in Austria prove that the current championship leaders cannot afford to slip-up if they are to acheive their goal of winning the 2014 title.
Wolff has stressed several times this year that Mercedes must remain focused despite their apparent dominance and a couple of errors in qualifying by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg meant that the Silver Arrows were pipped to pole position for the first time all season.
While Rosberg went on to lead a Mercedes one-two in the race, Wolff says the team must remain on form.
“We were delighted to get another top result in Austria,” he said.
Wolff is expecting Mercedes’ strong form to be carried into next weekend’s British Grand Prix but remains wary that several teams will have extra motivation to achieve an eye-catching result.