Toto Wolff: We know that the forces are almost equalMay 8, 2019
Before the start of the Spanish weekend, the head of the Mercedes team Toto Wolff spoke about his expectations.
Toto Wolff: “After the winter tests, no one would have been able to predict that four winning doubles in a row at the beginning of the season will remain for Mercedes. But now we already have 173 points – a fantastic result made possible thanks to the hard work of each employee of the team. Our desire to achieve the goal, hunger for victories and love of racing is stronger than ever before.
The results paint a relatively clear picture, but it looks too flattering for us. In fact, the alignment of forces in the last four races has changed. In Australia and China, our car was the fastest, but in Bahrain we were inferior in speed and won at the expense of better reliability. It was not possible to create a comfortable separation from rivals in Azerbaijan, therefore we do not have excessive self-confidence – we know that the forces are almost equal.
The upcoming stage will be held in Barcelona, where our rivals were very fast in the winter tests, so that the Spanish Grand Prix will not be an “easy walk”. Despite a good start to the season, we know that we should add in many areas. We are waiting for a tense struggle in the course of the weekend – and with rivals, and between our racers. This season is still a lot can happen – it is important to stand confidently on their feet. ”
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