Although Mercedes failed to achieve their goals this season, they are optimistic about what is to come. Toto Wolff has serious plans in the game and wants his team to return to winning ways in the coming period. The absolute dominance of Red Bull happened this year.
Wolff is nevertheless an optimist. “I mean we have a gap to the leaders, but the two teams in Brackley and Brixworth are so motivated, we have so much good things in the pipeline, so much new things,” he said, as quoted by crash.net!
During this season, his team did not manage to achieve a single victory. This is of course disappointing for a team like Mercedes. “I am in a really good place to see what’s coming together. We’ve got to take momentum from here and take that momentum into the factories”.
Toto Wolff and Mercedes
Many believe that Mercedes has quality drivers. However, your quality cannot surface if you do not have the necessary conditions to achieve a great result. It is necessary to have a car that can provide drivers with a good result.
Wolff emphasizes that they will work hard on the new car in order to correct the mistakes of the past. “Let’s be honest they have a gap because they got well out of the blocks with the new regulations and in order to catch up, that’s a monumental endeavour...
hopefully they level off with their development and speed and we can catch up,” he continued. “Our car is a fundamental problem, it’s not stable, the drivers have no confidence in the car, if we can dial that out, we can make a step forward like other teams have done”.
The next season will certainly be interesting looking at the ambitions of the teams. Mercedes wants to spoil Red Bull's plans. It will be interesting to see if Mercedes succeeds in this.