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Wolff motivates Mercedes for Austrian GP: 'Keep our heads cool'

Wolff motivates Mercedes for Austrian GP: 'Keep our heads cool'

6 July - 14:47 Last update: 15:53
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Mercedes seems to have found its way with the new regulations after a difficult start to the season. For a long time they had problems with the bouncing of the car, but these problems are decreasing. With new upgrades at Silverstone, the German team has taken another step forward and ahead of Austria things are looking good according to Toto Wolff.

"I'm looking forward to being back in Austria: it's my home race and a location full of good memories," Wolff explained in Mercedes' preview. Compared to Silverstone, it is a very fast circuit and it will also be a lot bumpier than Silverstone. Possible worries for Mercedes, although Wolff does not expect that.

Different circuit than Silverstone

"It's a very different track to Silverstone and one that hasn't always suited us in the past, but the cars have changed drastically since we were last in Spielberg." For the last two years, Formula 1 ran two races at Spielberg, that will not be the case this year. However, we will see two races at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.

For the second time this season we have a sprint race. The first time was in Imola, when Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen scored an almost perfect weekend. This time, Mercedes hopes they will be closer to it. "We'll keep our heads down, prepare the best we can and hopefully we can build momentum from Silverstone."

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