Toto Wolff impatient for the next season: We have a huge mountain to climb

"I believe we've taken some proactive steps to close that gap."

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Toto Wolff impatient for the next season: We have a huge mountain to climb
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With the season just over, Mercedes is eager to show their qualities next season. Toto Wolff is super excited, considering that he believes that his team can do great things next season. Testing will be the best indicator of how much Mercedes can really do at this moment.

"It's to set the expectations right because we have a huge mountain to climb. There's a team that is so successful and we have a big gap to close.

At the same time, I believe we've taken some proactive steps to close that gap. Is it going to be good enough? I don't know. But we're going to see it in testing and then in the first race in Bahrain.

I'm super excited. I'd like to start going now. It's the stopwatch that's going to tell us what job we've done.”-Wolff said in a Mercedes video, as quoted by crash.net!

Toto Wolff: We learned a lot

This season was a great chance for his team to learn a lot. Even in moments when things were not ideal for them, Wolff knew that it could be of great help to them for the challenges that followed. The Mercedes team had a clear philosophy from the first day of the creation of this team, and they did not allow failure to destroy them.

“The races and the seasons that are difficult are the ones where you learn the most,” Wolff continued. 

"And we always say, the days we lose are the days our competitors are going to regret, because we learn the most. I think there's so many lessons that we learned as an organisation, as humans, but also technically that will be beneficial going forward."

A lot of things didn't go right this season. However, Mercedes is such a team that never gives up. Wolff does not want to be too optimistic, but by his excitement, we can guess that he has high expectations.


"During the year, we realised that our car was not operating in as stable a manner as we had predicted.

That is perhaps because we didn't develop it in the necessary window. It was clear that the interaction between chassis and tyres didn't work perfectly. So, in that respect, this was the most important learning."

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