Mercedes says that it has got more performance coming in the near future as it looks to get closer to rivals Red Bull and Ferrari.
The Brackley-based squad started the 2022 campaign on the back foot amid the introduction of new technical regulations and is yet to take a race victory this year.
The W13 car has slowly been improved across the opening half of the season, with Mercedes taking back-to-back double podium finishes at the last two grands prix.
As it looks to take the next step in performance, it says that upcoming upgrades should provide it with a more competitive car.
“Well, we’ve got more coming,” said Mercedes’ Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin on its latest F1 Debrief video.
“We are trying to bring some performance to Spa that will hopefully close that gap, we haven’t got far to go now. But we’ll keep developing the car for a little while now.
“We’re quite excited though, the last few races have been the most fun we’ve had all year and we are just hoping that we can take that extra step because we definitely want to be winning races in the near future, so we are working hard to try and achieve that.”
Shovlin says that Mercedes’ double podium result in Budapest last Sunday was particularly satisfying as it was achieved while not relying on reliability issues ahead of it on the track.
“This last one was particularly satisfying because we weren’t relying on the misfortune of anyone dropping out with a reliability problem,” he said.
“The car pace was also very good, and it is always nice to have a good race before you go into that period of holiday.
“The most satisfying thing though is to see where the car is in terms of pace now in qualifying and in the race.
“We had a lot of ground to make up from the start of the year, we’ve been working really hard trying to bring bits to every race and it is really satisfying now to see that we are racing with the Ferraris, with the Red Bulls right to the front.”