Mercedes GP believes the expected tricky conditions in the Korean Grand Prix could provide it with a great chance to pull off a surprise result.
With rain having fallen at the Korean circuit on race morning, and the circuit likely to be damp for the 3 p.m. start, there is a high chance of the inaugural Yeongam event being a thriller. Rather than be worried about the tough conditions that will greet the drivers, Mercedes GP chief Ross Brawn thinks that his men will be better off because of the lottery element of a damp event – and the high graining of tires that will come from the rubber having been washed off overnight.
"In our position, it is an opportunity," said Brawn. "It will throw up a lot of unusual circumstances and, if you look at Montreal which had a similar situation, it can turn form book upside down.
"We might come down on the wrong side, but we are quite looking forward to a difficult race. What has happened at least from Friday to Saturday is that the tracks picks up dust and gets slippery again, so the first set of tyres will grain badly. I think it is going to be an interesting opportunity to perhaps turn things around a little bit."