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Motorsport | Formula 1

Ross Brawn - Mercedes © MNI

Mercedes confident for Japan



Mercedes is confident of a good showing over the remaining F1 races after its Singapore performance says team boss Ross Brawn.

Although Michael Schumacher crashed out of the Marina Bay event when he drove into the back of Sergio Perez (Sauber-Ferrari) and Nico Rosberg finished just seventh, team boss Ross Brawn believes that the team fared well on a circuit which did not suit their car.

New aerodynamic upgrades to the Mercedes car which were fitted before Singapore should see it be more competitive on the remaining high-speed circuits like Suzuka and Yeongam.

"I don't think we advertised it as a big upgrade, but it was an upgrade. It seemed okay," said Brawn on the Autosport web site. "It may not look as though our relative position has changed, but if you think back to Hungary, which was the last high downforce track, we struggled. So far the numbers look like we have moved forward and I think we will see the benefit in the next couple of races in particular, so it looks okay. We are reasonably happy with it, but it is a very difficult track to assess these things on. When we get to the next couple of tracks it should be better."

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