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Mercedes have offered an explanation for why Lewis Hamilton had to force his way past Valtteri Bottas after team orders were issued in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Equalling his best-ever start to a F1 season, Andrew Shovlin says he is “surprised” by Lewis Hamilton’s numbers given how close Red Bull are.
Helmut Marko reckons Mercedes’ complaints about their rear wing were designed by Toto Wolff to “set the mood” in the title fight.
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will “evaluate everything” when deciding future line-ups – including some drivers yet to have had a “winning car”.
Andrew Shovlin says Mercedes’ improved speed is not down to one thing, but a lot of “really hard work and finetuning”.
Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton won’t let the naysayers with their “jealousy, envy and negativity” distracted him from the job at hand.
Andrew Shovlin explained why Mercedes “pulled the trigger” on Lewis Hamilton’s switch to a two-stop strategy that enabled him to win the Spanish Grand Prix.
Former racing driver Marc Surer believes Lewis Hamilton’s recent Pirelli test shows he is keen to continue in 2022.
Mercedes have identified Red Bull’s tyre degradation over a long distance as their title rival’s main weakness.
Toto Wolff says it is up to Esteban Ocon and Alpine to decide if they want to continue together next season – only then would Mercedes enter the conversation.
Guenther Steiner says Toto Wolff ‘showed who was in command’ in F1 in his heated radio message to race director Michael Masi.
Although Valtteri Bottas has been criticised for failing to match Lewis Hamilton, Ho-Pin Tung says it is thanks to him that Mercedes often come out on top in the strategy game.
Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas’ distant P3 in Spain wasn’t a sign that mentally he is out of the game, adamant he’s in a “good place”.
F1 managing director Ross Brawn believes his former team Ferrari will soon return to challenging Mercedes and Red Bull.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner does not believe Lewis Hamilton’s “bendy wing” comment was his own – he points the finger at Toto Wolff.
Despite being ordered to move aside in Spain, Valtteri Bottas insists he’s not worried about being shoved into a number two role.
Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton will sign a multi-year contract extension with Mercedes, to secure his long-term future in the sport.
F1 managing director Ross Brawn does not think Red Bull could have done anything more for Max Verstappen in Barcelona.
Hitting the Race Control button to complain about Nikita Mazepin, Michael Masi says he “very rarely” hears from Toto Wolff during races.
Lewis Hamilton says he wasn’t aware that Mercedes had issued team orders to Valtteri Bottas, believing they were “racing” for position.
Valtteri Bottas’ decision to ignore team orders in Spain is likely to be ignored by his team bosses thanks to Lewis Hamilton’s race victory.
Valtteri Bottas has admitted he deliberately defied team orders after being told not to hold up Sir Lewis Hamilton in the Spanish Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen conceded he was going to be beaten by Lewis Hamilton in Spain, saying he could “see it coming” late in the race.
Starting first and third in Spain, Toto Wolff says Mercedes have an “advantage” over Red Bull with two cars on the clean side of the grid.
Mercedes may have offered double salaries to persuade staff to stay, but Red Bull put “lottery number pay cheques” into the mix.
Jenson Button and Martin Brundle both feel Mercedes need to “move on” from Valtteri Bottas, with the latter saying he is a “1.5 driver”.
Mercedes dominated the 2020 campaign, winning both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles, and it cost them £324.9 million.
Since the Mercedes and Red Bull bases are so close together, it was “inevitable” that staff would jump ship says Christian Horner.
Lewis Hamilton insists he is not get involved in a “psychological battle” with Red Bull, saying his talking will be done on the track.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said that out of his 100 engine staff approached by Red Bull, 15 have chosen to make the switch.