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Michael Schumacher has advised not to imagine his Mercedes GP team to be combating for victory at the start of the European season, regardless of the upgrades to be introduce in Spanish GP.

Seven times world champion, but, reckons there is plenty of potential in his team and is pleased with the way Mercedes has been working to move forward since the start of the season.

“I see a lot of potential here especially as our team has been reacting very well over the past four races,” said Schumacher in a team preview ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.We have worked on common upgrading to the car, as well as specific developments in downforce and efficiency, and I am sure that we have room to make further progress in the future.

“Our step forward in Barcelona will be bigger than you can make at each race during the flyaways but it would not be realistic to expect us to suddenly be competing right at the front.”

Who has been so far outshine by team-mate Nico Rosberg, is hopeful he will be able to enjoy a better race in Barcelona next week.

“I am hoping for a better race in Barcelona than I had in China and of course I would not mind having had better results so far,” he added.However the good news is that after three years away, I am feeling extremely motivated. So I am clearly ready to take this challenge.

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