Mercedes are Going to ‘Blow Everyone Away’: Toto Wolff Issues a Bold Threat to Red Bull F1

Published 07/04/2021, 1:28 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 30, 2021 Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Mercedes failed to reach the top stop of podium yet again, as Max Verstappen has triumphed over them at the Red Bull Ring for the second consecutive week. However, the Silver Arrows are still determined to make amends and look to the race at Silverstone to be the ones to dominate.

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Furthermore, team principal, Toto Wolff has revealed their intentions to blow the competition away and secure a double podium finish at the British Grand Prix.

Mercedes are looking to finish miles ahead of the pack, according to Wolff

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Wolff & Co. faced another heartbreak this weekend as Valtteri Bottas wasn’t quick enough to catch the leader, Verstappen, and only finished P2. Lewis Hamilton, on the other hand, missed a podium finish and had to settle for fourth place. Hence, the Brackley-based squad are looking to bounce back and claim victory at Silverstone which is scheduled in two weeks’ time.

Speaking after the Austrian Grand Prix, being asked about their game plan for the British Grand Prix, Wolff replied, “I think we are going to go to Silverstone and blow everyone away. Finish one then two, thirty seconds’ advantage ahead of everybody else.”

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The Silver Arrows need to bounce back to put on a fight for the title

The Brackley-based squad hasn’t won a race since Monaco, giving arch-rivals, Red Bull a chance to claim the top spot in the championship. As it stands Mercedes have 242 points under their belt while their rivals from Milton-Keynes have 286.

The team knows they need to step up their game to bridge the forty-four point gap to the Raging Bulls if they want to salvage their hopes for their eighth title in Formula One.

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Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Now they must prepare for the British Grand Prix; Hamilton and Bottas know they have to a spectacular race at Silverstone to bag crucial points for the constructor’s championship.

Can the Austrian boss keep to his word and actually dominate the completion and finish the race miles ahead of the pack? Or will they suffer the same fate in Silverstone as they have in Spielberg? Let us know your predictions for the Mercedes down below ahead of the tenth round of the 2021 season.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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