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Mercedes not giving up on the title race: 'The tide could just turn'

Mercedes not giving up on the title race: 'The tide could just turn'

18 May - 07:07 Last update: 09:15
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Toto Wolff is still confident that Mercedes can still compete for the title. With one small adjustment, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell could be back and then everything is still possible according to the team boss.

It will take some getting used to for Mercedes in 2022. The German team has won the constructors' title for the last eight seasons, but this season it has to watch Ferrari and Red Bull Racing fight for the prizes. In Miami, there was a bit of hope with good performances during the first practice sessions on Friday, but that pace disappeared very quickly.

Mercedes is not giving up

Yet that speed on Friday in Miami also shows how quickly things can turn around. ''That's exactly what we're hoping for, that things just fall the other way. From a mediocre Friday to the front of the grid. In any case, we are good at learning (from our mistakes),'' the Austrian told oe24.at.

With eighteen races to go, anything is still possible and Wolff is not ruling out a title. ''No, not at all. We've only had five races, so you can't write anyone off yet. The momentum could go our way again and in terms of points we are not far behind,'' concludes Wolff. Mercedes has collected 95 points in the constructors' world championship, which puts it 56 points behind Red Bull and 62 behind Ferrari.

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