GEORGE RUSSELL has claimed there is "more to come" from Mercedes this season.
He and team-mate Lewis Hamilton put in fine performances at last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
Although Russell crashed out late on, Hamilton was able to pick up a third place finish and a spot on the podium at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
With just seven races remaining in 2023, Russell has explained that their are plans for more success at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.
Mercedes are looking to secure second place in the Constructors' Championship and Russell is expecting upgrades to be in place for Suzuka.
He explained: "In all honesty, there'll be a few more little things to come towards the end of the season. Which will aid our learning into next season."
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Despite not winning a race yet this year, Mercedes still hold a narrow lead of Ferrari in the standings.
However, Scuderia cut that advantage with Carlos Sainz's victory in Singapore.
Russell is hopeful he and Hamilton can build on last weekend, though, adding that their struggles across the last two years can help going forward.
His win in Brazil last year, part of a 1-2 with Hamilton, is Mercedes' only race victory since he signed with the team for the start of the 2022 season.
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"Yeah, I think we've made some good gains this season," Russell continued.
"I think it's clear that we made some mistakes ahead of the 2022 season, and again over this winter, but I’m definitely confident that these mistakes are going to aid us and help us a lot for the future.
"And, you know, you need those setbacks, and you need those errors to set you on the right path. And I think, as a team, we're incredibly motivated to get back to the top.
"And as I said, I think the lessons we've learned over these two years will only help us in the years to come."
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