2013 SPANISH GP: ROSS BRAWN SAYS 5-TH PLACE SHOULD BE MERCEDES AMG TARGET

Ross Brawn says Mercedes cannot be confident enough that it has sorted its tyre woes to rule out a repeat of its Bahrain Grand Prix woes in Spain. Although the team believes that it has made progress with its degradation issues, Brawn says that it is still unsure about its chances of keeping front row duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton at the head of the field.

"The race is the key part and that is what ultimately counts, It is better if you start at the front end as we are, but having a good set-up and good usage of the tyres is absolutely critical. I am sure we have done improvements for the race but the target is to be better than last time. We should not expect massive steps. We want to be a bit better than last time. Lewis finished fifth in Bahrain so that should be the realistic target."