Mercedes working to shave weight off the W08

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Still reeling from its defeat by Ferrari in Melbourne last weekend, Mercedes is hard at work addressing the multiple factors which could improve its performance.

The German squad's boss, Toto Wolff, has promised an "immediate response" to the Scuderia's challenge and no stone will remain unturned to extract more from the Silver Arrows potential.

Germany's Auto, Motor und Sport is reporting that the team's new-spec W08 was apparently 5kg over its 728kg target, although would not confirm the claim.

Wolff did however touch on the subject of weight reduction, revealing that it is one area Mercedes are looking to optimise for China next week. "I don't want to go too much into detail but it's an area we can definitely improve," explained Wolff.

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