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Mercedes play down favourites tag

Mercedes have played down claims they can be considered favourites for this year's world championship. The team, whose drivers are Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, had a successful first pre-season test last week while rivals Red Bull struggled. 'In past seasons, the favourites after the first test were not always in the same position at the first race,' said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. 'We have to have a degree of caution, especially at this early stage.' Of Formula 1's three engine manufacturers, Mercedes completed by far the most miles at the test in Jerez in Spain as they ran their new 1.6-litre V6 turbo 'hybrid' engines for the first time. Mercedes profile Nationality: German Debut...
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