Merc determined to iron out glitches


They had some glitches in the system last time out so it's no surprise that Mercedes are determined to be at their best in Singapore this weekend.

The Brackley-based squad suffered their first retirement of the 2015 campaign at the Italian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg was forced to retire close to the end due to an engine problem. His DNF came just a day after the team were forced to use an older engine in the German's car following a problem in practice.

While Rosberg had a weekend to forget, team-mate Lewis Hamilton was at his best as he secured his 11th pole of the season and went on to claim race win number seven of 2015.

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says his outfit learned valuable lessons at Monza and will make sure they don't repeat those mistakes at one of the toughest circuits on the calendar.

"Monza was not an easy weekend. Both drivers produced very strong performances – but unfortunately only one got the result he deserved," he said. "When you are in a position like we currently enjoy, expectations are extremely high – and none more so than among our own people.

"This was our first retirement of the season which shows how far we have come but also that we are not invincible. Every detail matters and we are trying to take care of all of them.

"So, we take lessons from our failures and look to get back on top with both cars in Singapore. This won’t be easy, however, at a circuit which provides one of the toughest tests of man and machine on the calendar. We must be at our best here – and at each race that follows – to make sure the job is done."