Wolff: Mercedes cannot be complacent

Wolff: Mercedes cannot be complacent

31 March 2014 – Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has made clear that the team "cannot afford to be complacent" about its current standing in the Formula 1 pecking order, despite an impressive performance at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

While Lewis Hamilton dominated from pole position at the Sepang circuit, team-mate Nico Rosberg fended off Red Bull rival Sebastian Vettel to secure the brand's first one-two finish since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix.

But despite the outcome, Wolff is wary of the potential of the competition as the season develops.

"It was a controlled race and Lewis and Nico did a fantastic job in very demanding conditions," said Wolff.

"But we cannot afford to be complacent: we still have room for improvement with our overall package and the race showed us once again that the competition are right there behind us.

"We will savour the moment this evening but we all know that if you stand still in this business, you go backwards. So we will be pushing hard to improve further for the next race in Bahrain."

Ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes holds a 25-point lead over McLaren in the title race.

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