“That Takes its Toll”- Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff on a Major Issue With the 2020 Calendar

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August 20, 2020 1:01 pm

After nearly three weeks of grueling racing, there is finally some respite for the Formula One paddock. This weekend the drivers and teams can take a breather for the first time this month. Recently, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff spoke to Motorsport Total about the stress of traveling.

However, the madness is set to kick off again in the coming weekend, with yet another triple header from. In other words, six races will be crammed into seven weeks, thus beginning a new nightmare for all F1 employees.

Wolff said, “I think it’s probably a little easier for the drivers because they can relax between the races. It’s not easy for anyone. It’s especially difficult for the racing team because you can’t go home and haven’t seen your family for more than three weeks.

“Monday morning we’re all in the office, between three racing weekends in a row. That takes its toll. I can feel it in myself that you’re starting to fight,”

The Mercedes headman not the only one

Agreeing with his Mercedes counterpart, Haas team boss Guenther Steiner admitted that things are tough, much more so owing to the unusual circumstances this year.

However, Steiner also confessed that everyone is thrilled that they get to race despite a raging pandemic. To be perfectly candid, that is the best kind of motivation.

On the other end of the scale, under normal circumstances, squeezing so many races in such short succession is not good. In his mind, the prospect of two triple headers separated by only a week is just not feasible.

Steiner concluded, “But I don’t think that’s the plan for the future, so we just have to do it because we have to. When you’re in survival mode, you have to go through with it. You have to put that extra effort into action.”

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