Wolff understands frustration over Mercedes’ form

Jamie Woodhouse


Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he understands the frustration over Mercedes’ dominance of the sport.

After a record five-consecutive one-two finishes in 2019, the Silver Arrows hold a 96-point lead over Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship, while Max Verstappen, the closest non-Mercedes challenger, is 46 points down on Championship leader Hamilton.

The Formula 1 community is showing signs of frustration with the dominance, while Liberty Media themselves find it concerning, but Wolff reminded people that Mercedes are in Formula One for a reason.

“We’re really trying to perform as well as we can. We pushed the benchmark and we push the needle and we try to be better as a group every single day and every single year,” Wolff told Crash.net.

“This team coming together with the struggles that we had in the winter is just a super satisfaction for the team and the group and this is what my personal feeling is.

“Then on the other side if I take myself out from my Mercedes standpoint and all of the group, of course as a fan you want variability and unpredictability,” he continued.

“We all enjoyed Liverpool coming back as strong as they did and Spurs making it against all odds. I had the laptop on my knees watching the game when we saw Liverpool beating Barcelona.

“As a fan and as a spectator, I can relate to the sport needing to have a certain variability. But where we are, it can’t be an objective for us.

“I also feel that it’s bad karma if we were to really think that we are walking on water – then next weekend you’re going to get one in the face for sure.”

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