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Success 'a brilliant surprise'

Mercedes engine boss Andy Cowell says their dominance of F1's new era, which they'll be seeking to maintain at this weekend's Canadian GP, has come as a "brilliant surprise".The Silver Arrows of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are once again expected to lead from the front in Montreal on a track, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, that should also highlight the power advantage of Mercedes' hybrid engine. Its superiority over rivals produced by Ferrari and Renault had been tipped pre-season but according to Cowell, staff at Mercedes AMG High-Performance Powertrains' facility in Brixworth took nothing for granted. "It's a brilliant surprise," he told Sky Sports Online. "You...
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