Valtteri Bottas expects this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix to be a great test the Silver Arrows, as the team look to continue their season-long battle with Ferrari.
'We've learned a lot about the car since Monaco'
Mercedes stretched its lead at the head of the Constructors' Championship to 55 points after a second 1-2 of the season last time out at Silverstone, but the twisty Hungaroring circuit is expected to favour the Ferraris.
The Mercedes duo struggled to match the red cars at the similarly high downforce Monte Carlo street circuit, but Valtteri is expecting a closer battle this time around.
"We've learned a lot about the car since Monaco," said Bottas. "We've been able to improve at this sort of circuit, so we're more confident going into this weekend that when we went to Monaco.
'I always want to know how I can improve'
"I think it's going to be a great test for our car, if we are competitive here against Ferrari.
"I think even Red Bull should be quite competitive around here. If we can be the quickest car here, then that will definitely boost our confidence a little bit for the year ahead.
"But like I've always said, it's still a long year ahead and we still need to continue to develop.
"This will be an interesting weekend for us to see how we do. Hopefully it will be good but we're expecting a close battle, closer than in the last few races."