Lowe: Next nine races promising for Mercedes

Sunday 04th August 2013, 11:52 by TF1T Staff 

Mercedes

Mercedes executive technical director Paddy Lowe is confident that the outfit will enjoy a strong second half to 2013 following its first convincing victory from pole position.

The Briton, who has joined from McLaren, takes no credit for the upturn in performance, but says he can see progress is and has been made in a bid to combat their tyre woes which have cost them wins this season.

"It's not down to me," he told Sky Sports. "I'm trying to distance myself from that, but the team have produced a great car this year.

"There have been one or two problems which needed to be understood, particularly around race pace, but we're clearly making progress.

"We've tried things. The team is very strong and has done a great job to understand the problems and adapt with a moving target because the tyres have kept changing.

"Hopefully we'll have some stability now, and that is what is very promising for the races to come."

Lowe also took the time to praise Lewis Hamilton - with whom he worked with at McLaren and has therefore been present at all of the 28-year-old's 22 victories. 

"He is obviously great around Hungary, winning four times, which is just fantastic," added Lowe.

"What is so nice for the team, with Lewis having arrived this year, is for him to finally show what he can do, and for him to have the car to do it. It's a great combination.

"The car was there for him, and that's all credit to the guys at the factory who have been working very hard, and the guys within the race team who had a very tough weekend."

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