Mercedes F1 team still nervous ahead of Australian Grand Prix

Mercedes remains ‘nervous’ ahead of the Australian Grand Prix despite its strong Formula 1 testing form.

Although Mercedes-powered teams have been consistently fast through winter running, its engine chief Andy Cowell says the fear of being stopped by reliability issues in Melbourne is real.

“We are being cautious, being careful, and trying not to smile about the distance that we did achieve in Bahrain, or the performance we managed,” he told AUTOSPORT in an exclusive interview.

“We are smiling for milliseconds, then thinking hard and grafting to make sure that we understand the issues.

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