Michael Schumacher believes Mercedes could be more competitive in this weekend's Indian Grand Prix, thanks to the nature of the circuit.
With the Buddh track expected to be one of fastest tracks of the calendar, the German squad has a good chance of shining this weekend, having shown its car is very fast over long straights. Schumacher reckons the team may be able to aim for higher places this weekend.
"I guess it is more to do with nature of tracks; that one suits us more than others and therefore we might have a chance to go a bit farther forward than being seventh and eighth," said Schumacher. "This track plays a bit into our hands and can be helpful. Qualifying can be difficult, but in the races we look stronger, recently.
Schumacher admits Mercedes has to accept the situation it is in, with the team having failed to be competitive enough this year, but concedes winning races soon is important.
"I think it is very important for all of us, that is what we are here for," added the German. "All of us involved in teams know the taste of winning races and the championship, and that is what we are here for.
"We know we are in the situation we face right now – the only way is to keep focused. We are building future of Mercedes and we wants to take fruits of that sooner rather than later."