Down to the wire: We'll use our 'spicy equipment' for Saudi Arabia, says Merc's Toto Wolff

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has confirmed the Silver Arrows will utilise their "spicy equipment" for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in December.

Title challenger Lewis Hamilton claimed the race victory in Qatar on Sunday and did so with a lesser power unit on a track that seemingly favoured the Red Bulls.

However, the seven-time champion is set to receive a big boost for the race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on December 5, when Mercedes dust off a higher-powered version of their current power unit.

"We've seen pretty big swings of performance over the recent races, [but] if we look at the track in Saudi, I think it should suit us," Wolff told Sky F1, as quoted by motorsport.com.

"For Lewis, we have got the more powerful engine to go in the car, so that's going to give him a useful engine."

Wolff continued: "In Saudi, it should be a good track for us, but we know this year, when we think it is a good one, it can turn the other way around."But it is long straights, and we will get our spicy equipment out, the engine, for Saudi Arabia.

"Hopefully, Valtteri [Bottas] can be right up there because we need him, but in any case, if everybody finishes the race, it is going to Abu Dhabi."The fact that Mercedes have been utilising two different power units should come as no surprise to Mercedes fans given the big swings in performance in recent races.

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin explained the thinking behind the decision to run two different power units.

"There are two [power units] that we are racing," said Shovlin.

"Here, we had the less powerful of the two in the car due to the nature of the circuit. So that side of it is in a good place at the moment."

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