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Merc 'happy to maintain a good gap'

Technical boss Paddy Lowe believes Mercedes' excellent development programme is one of the main reasons why their rivals haven't been able to catch up. The Brackley-based squad started the 2014 season with six consecutive victories and many believed - or maybe hoped - it would be just a matter of time before the likes of Red Bull and Ferrari reduced the gap at the front. Although Red Bull have managed to edge closer, Merc remains well clear of the pack and Lowe says that is down to the constant upgrades they are making to the F1 W05 "A lot of the deficit has been on the power unit side, and you wonder how much of that is fundamental and how much is short-term issues they need to learn...
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