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Mercedes 'needs to put things right' at Silverstone - Wolff

Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is looking to provide both the team's drivers with an optimal opportunity to achieve a clean sweep at Silverstone next weekend.

Valtteri Bottas' win last weekend in Austria was saluted by the German outfit, but Lewis Hamilton clearly underperformed, although through no fault of his own insists Wolff.

"The British Grand Prix is one of the highlights of any Formula One season," says the Austrian.

"It's a combination of the history of the circuit, the knowledge and racing culture of the fans, unpredictable weather conditions and, of course, the unique feeling of racing just a few kilometres from our factories.

"From the team's perspective, we come to Silverstone with a feeling of unfinished business and needing to put things right, even though we took the win in Austria.

"In both Baku and Spielberg, we left points on the table that were there for the taking because of car problems that had nothing to do with our drivers.

"We are determined to make sure that doesn't happen in Silverstone."

Wolff acknowledged in Austria Hamilton's depressed demeanour following another loss of points against arch-rival Sebastian Vettel.

But while the Brit may have been down, and justifiably so, he was certainly not out and will head to Silverstone more resolute than ever.

"The determination for Lewis to fight back with a strong performance this weekend needs no more explanation," says Wolff.

"Things could have been a lot worse at the last two races - but his performance and pace deserved a lot better.

"He has handled the setbacks with the calmness and maturity we have come to expect from him.

"Lewis is doing the job in a pretty perfect way right now and if he keeps doing that, the results will follow."

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