However, Toto Wolff warns the team needs to remain vigilant.
“One swallow doesn’t make a summer,” the Austrian said after the race.
“We saw that swallow in Barcelona, but somehow it flew somewhere else. So I think we need to be careful.
“We were off the pace on Friday. In the wet we were good yesterday, I think that was respectable. And I think that today at times we were with the quickest cars.
“In the second stint Lewis and George were almost matching the front runners. They were not quite but on some laps, yes, and that is very encouraging to see.
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“But we just need to be careful, there’s so much work we need to do in order to be back at the front, and we are not yet there.”
Mercedes is expected to introduce an update for their car in the next race at Silverstone, so Wolff was asked if he expects his team to do well there too.
“I would hope so. Silverstone was good to us in the past and the circuit is smoother than the last three ones but it’s not Barcelona.
“So now we should manage our own expectations and just really grind away, look at the data and come up with some sensible solutions.
“Not only for Silverstone but going forward as well,” Wolff concluded.