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Mercedes to take the fight to their rivals

The Hungarian Grand Prix provided a result that mixed up the fortunes of the championships main protagonists.

Mercedes have won 8 of the opening 10 races this season, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel taking the wins in the other two races.

This has put both Mercedes in terms of the constructors championship and Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in the drivers championship a healthy lead.

Mercedes lead Ferrari by 147 points in the constructors standings, whilst Lewis Hamilton leads team-mate Nico Rosberg by 21 points, with Vettel 42 points behind.

But a repeat of the Hungarian Grand Prix would see those leads quickly shorten and Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff does not want this to happen after the championship returns from its summer break.

'There are still many chances to win or lose and we must be relentless in our push to come out on top,' Wolff told the BBC.

'There is never a moment you can take your foot off the gas and Hungary proved once again that any slip is an opportunity our rivals will grab with both hands.'

'With 10 races down and nine to go, we enter the second half of the season with a stronger points total than at this stage last year, and yet our margin to the competition is actually smaller, We have all enjoyed a chance to recharge over the summer - but we have also kept our minds focused on what lies ahead.'








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Date:Thursday August 20 2015

Time: 10:00AM

 

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