Wolff: We improve the performance of the W15 race by race

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff hailed Mercedes' development work after impressive Montreal weekend, claiming that his team has managed to find gains every weekend.

Mercedes have started the year off the pace, having dropped down the pecking order behind the field-leading trio of Red Bull, Mercedes and Ferrari. Their W15 has shown improved top straight speed, but it has struggled in high-speed corners which has been the strengh of its predecessor.

Following the difficult start, Mercedes have started to equip the W15 with upgraded parts, starting the development push which was followed by a new front wing in Monaco and further tweaks to the front suspension in Montreal. The team is expected to bring a new floor to the forthcoming round that takes place in Barcelona.

Team boss Toto Wolff was encouraged by the team's developments in recent rounds, claiming that his team has been adding performance to the car race by race.

"It has been an encouraging weekend. We have taken the right steps recently and brought updates that are working well. Directionally, we seem to be adding performance every Grand Prix.

"Everyone at Brackley and Brixworth continues to work incredibly hard and it’s great to see their efforts rewarded with our first podium of the year. I hope that we can continue this positive trajectory. Looking ahead to Barcelona, it’s a circuit that really tests a car. We are excited to go there and truly understand where we are performance wise.

Expanding on the Montreal race that saw the Mercedes start from pole position, Wolff said that he was left slightly frustrated by the result given the car's pace in the wild race of Canada.

"Today’s race was a challenging one. When you finish P3 and P4, given where we have finished in recent races, then of course it is positive. Both drivers know that we could have achieved more though.

"We certainly could have taken one or two more positions and then maybe have fought for victory. It is a little bittersweet therefore but ultimately, if you had said to us before the weekend that we would be third and fourth, then we would have taken it."