Does Mercedes have even more to come in Malaysia? Lowe thinks so

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Mercedes AMG Petronas’ executive technical director Paddy Lowe has fired warning shots ahead of this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, that there’s still more to come for the Mercedes W06 even after its dominant opening race 1-2 at the Australian Grand Prix.

Lowe admitted the team is already bringing some updates to Sepang this week.

“We may see some slight adjustments in the performance differential between teams due to the very different nature of the track relative to Melbourne,” Lowe said, “and we’re also bringing a few small updates to the cars – fixing a few points which have not been up to scratch thus far.”

Mercedes-Benz motorsport head Toto Wolff was more cautious in his pre-race comments, noting the competition is likely to improve and the weekend itself is far different from Melbourne.

“We will not be backing off – and nor can we afford to, with a relentless opposition chasing us,” Wolff said. “Ferrari have made a clear step forwards, Williams also look very strong and you can never count anybody out at this stage, so we are prepared for a fight in the coming races.”