(Motorsport-Complete.com) – Mercedes magazine have won the last four races, but as clearly as at the beginning of the season, the results were not more. Especially in qualifying, Mercedes is currently lagging behind, so that Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton have to fight more on Sunday than before.
This is mainly due to the stronger Ferrari and Crimson Bull, who have caught up with Mercedes. And that pleases Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff: “We really like the fight, and you celebrate the races more, which were really difficult,” says the Austrian. And he also notices that on Enter from the outside.
“If we do not stand on pole, but win the race on Sunday, then I get ten times as many WhatsApp messages and SMS as if we were on pole stand, “says Wolff. “Everyone wants to see a fight, and that's what drives America.”
A dominance of his own group is therefore not so nice to him, even if it would spare his nerves. “We want the others to be strong and competitive and have the same weapons, because that's how used to be we love.”