Wolff: Hungaroring plays to strengths of our rivals

Date published: July 19 2016

Toto Wolff has revealed his concern over the Hungaroring circuit ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying that tracks less dependent on power favours their rivals.

Since the return of Mercedes as a constructor on the grid, the World Champions have secured one victory in Hungary, with Lewis Hamilton claiming the win in 2013.

According to Wolff, their rivals have shown that they are extremely competitive on low-speed circuits, especially Red Bull, who are the only team other than the Silver Arrows to claim a victory this season.

“This circuit plays to the strengths of our rivals. The Red Bull, for example, is a car that functions well where high drag isn’t penalised as much as at other types of circuit,” said the Austrian.

“So, in wet conditions and at low-speed circuits such as the Hungaroring, they are a major threat.

“We will need to be flawless to come out on top at this track.

“We are also now entering a time where things are complicated even more by some big decisions to be made.

“Every week we must analyse how much resource we move across to the 2017 project – but that’s a tricky balance.”