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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has spoken about the team's prospects for the Monaco GP ahead of a very encouraging weekend in Spain. 

After some very competitive race-pace from both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, Mercedes will look to carry forward this momentum for the rest of the season. 

Toto Wolff has given his assessment of the team's potential for the upcoming Monaco GP, as quoted by the independent:

"Monaco in the past wasn't our most happy place..I will be curious to see where we are this weekend. My expectations are lower than any other circuit... it's going to be a learning point, at least, to bring us back into the game.

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Monaco is probably the last track Mercedes would want to race at following such an encouraging result, since even in their dominant years the Silver Arrows struggled at the Principality. 

The word 'struggled' isn't entirely appropriate, given Mercedes has taken several victories at Monte Carlo. Still, the fact remains that both Ferrari and Red Bull were able to take wins away from Mercedes at the Principality in the hybrid era.

With this in mind, Toto Wolff is sceptical about the team's chances of challenging for race victory this weekend. Regardless, the truth is that Mercedes aren't yet fast enough to win races on pure pace, though Mr Wolff might dispute this.

Still, if Mercedes can solidify themselves as the third best team at Monte Carlo, primed to capitalise on any mistakes from Red Bull or Ferrari, they can enjoy some success this weekend. 

Especially when looking at the current weather forecasts, Mercedes would do well just to keep themselves in the mix at Monaco.