Earlier, the Red Bull team were miffed about Mercedes’ domination in the recent years. However, team principal, Toto Wolff was quick to jump to his team’s defence. He confessed that he understood and sympathised with their frustration, especially in light of the fact that Mercedes lead the championship by 96 points. This mammoth lead came in the wake of five back-to-back 1-2 finishes.
While the F1 fraternity are practically stewing in frustration, F1 owners, Liberty Media are highly concerned. However, Wolff has affirmed that the German manufacturers are in Formula One for a reason.
Speaking to Crashnet, the Mercedes team boss said, “We’re really trying to perform as well as we can. We pushed the benchmark and we push the needle and we try to be better as a group every single day and every single year,”.
“This team coming together with the struggles that we had in the winter is just a super satisfaction for the team and the group and this is what my personal feeling is.”
“Then on the other side if I take myself out from my Mercedes standpoint and all of the group, of course as a fan you want variability and unpredictability,”.
The Mercedes team principal then alluded to Premier League clubs, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs and their Champions League runs into the final.
Wolff said, “We all enjoyed Liverpool coming back as strong as they did and Spurs making it against all odds. I had the laptop on my knees watching the game when we saw Liverpool beating Barcelona.
“As a fan and as a spectator, I can relate to the sport needing to have a certain variability. But where we are, it can’t be an objective for us.
“I also feel that it’s bad karma if we were to really think that we are walking on water – then next weekend you’re going to get one in the face for sure.”