• IN WORDS: We're Hungry and Ambitious - Toto

Toto talks kicking on in the second half of the season, ahead of Round 11 in Germany...

'We Did Bring the Quickest Car'

Formula One's return to Hockenheim marks the mid-point in the season and while the first half hasn't all gone according to plan, there have still been plenty of positives.

"We didn't score as many points in the triple-header as we had hoped for," Toto explained.

"A lot of that was down to our own mistakes. However, there is a silver lining to this - while we didn't maximise on points, we did bring the quickest car to all three races.

"Hockenheim will mark the halfway point of the 2018 season. We've had a decent first half - on the one hand, we've left points on the table and had to do damage limitation more often than we would have wanted.

"On the other hand, we still scored a good amount of points, both drivers have shown strong performances and we have a fast car.

"So, there are many reasons why we're looking forward to the second half of the 2018 season; we're hungry, ambitious and want to kick on from here."

'We'll Be Fighting Hard'

Of course, the German GP is one of our home races and we'll be pushing to score the best result possible on home soil.

"Going to Hockenheim always feels like coming home; it's only about a 90-minute drive from the Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart," Toto said.

"While we had the great opportunity to race in front of many of our colleagues from Brackley and Brixworth in Silverstone, we're now looking forward to welcoming the German members of the Mercedes family to the circuit and to holding high the three-pointed star on home turf.

"The track itself is quite interesting; it has a variety of corner speeds and will test every aspect of the car.

"We will fight hard to not only put on a good show for our friends and fans in Hockenheim, but also get the result that they will be hoping for."