"In Monaco and Baku we put the W12 in a window where only one of our drivers found the confidence to unlock the performance of the car: Valtteri in Monaco and Lewis in Baku," said Wolff.
The two street circuits (Monaco and Baku) have been a nightmare for the team, first Monaco were Lewis had one of his worst qualifying sessions finishing 7th and Bottas at 3rd.
Sunday was not a better day for the team with Hamilton stuck behind Gasly during all race and Bottas suffering a disastrous pit stop after his right front wheel couldn't be removed causing his retirement from the race.
Two weeks later at Baku things got worse, with Bottas being unable to find pace at qualifying finishing 10th, eights places below his teammate Lewis (qualifying 2nd), at race, Red Bull performed better pit stop strategy taking the lead in the first half, Bottas struggled for pace even more finishing outside the top ten and Hamilton making a mistake at turn 1 in the restart going from 2nd to 16th.
"In such a close, intense title fight, we need to deliver a car at each race which both our drivers can confidently push to its limits."
Title fight has been tight against Red Bull, with 6 races done Mercedes has won 3 (Bahrain, Portugal and Spain) all by Lewis Hamilton. But the lack of points in these two races have given an advantage to Red Bull in the teams championship and Sergio Perez starting to get more comfortable with his new team could play a key role in this fight.
"The French Grand Prix means returning to a more traditional circuit and hopefully, better fortunes for us."
"It is a track we've gone well at in the past and, with a wide range of corner speeds that will test the car in every aspect, it's an interesting challenge for us to tackle.”
"We're six races into the season and there's still a long way to go. It's looking very close at the front and we're not expecting that to change anytime soon.”
“We'll be looking to turn our learnings from recent weeks into performance and to deliver a much stronger weekend with both cars."