Ross Brawn has ruled out throwing extra resources into this year's Championship fight as Merc are not thinking about this title...
Mercedes' Saturday domination continued in Belgium when Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth successive pole position and his fifth of the season.
The P1 bodes well for the British driver as the last time he was on pole, Hungary, he went on to take the victory, closing the gap to Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers' Championship.
With 225 points to play for, including Sunday's 25, Hamilton is 48 points behind the German.
Brawn, though, is adamant his team won't be taking resources away from next year's car to throw into this year's challenge.
"We're not thinking in terms of winning the Championship," the team boss told ESPNF1.
"I don't want that to sound like we don't want to win the Championship, of course we do, but we're not compromising our 2014 programme.
"Our 2014 programme is well defined, in good shape and progressing well. There are some big challenges remaining but we are certainly not going to compromise that.
"There is always a float of people you can move around a bit and that is what we are working with. We want to try and win as many race weekends as we can, but we don't want to compromise the 2014 programme."
The Englishman added that while Mercedes are enjoying their run of form, which includes three wins in fives races, it would take "some pretty unusual circumstances" to beat Vettel to the title.
"It's great to win races, that's why we are here. We want to win as many races as we can this year and things will develop as they develop," he said.
"I think everyone recognises what a great job Sebastian is doing and it would have to be some pretty unusual circumstances, it could happen.
"We're not changing our approach and I think that's the important thing. I think we have a very good programme, with the 2014 car is progressing well and lots of our team is focused on that and won't be distracted from that.
"There are a small amount of things we can do for the rest of this year and a number of things we will continue with.
"The reality is that if you are in a position where you abandon the season, it's normally because you don't have a very good car. Fortunately we have a good car this year and we want to keep it going."
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