Wolff laughs after positive result: 'No need for regulation change!'

F1 News

Wolff jokes we shouldn't change the regulations Canada GP
11 June at 13:00
Last update 11 June at 13:03

When the current regulations were introduced in 2022, Mercedes quickly found themselves becoming the chasers rather than the ones setting the pace. However, in Canada, Toto Wolff said with a small laugh that he wants to keep the current car regulations but is happy that his team could fight with Red Bull and McLaren in Montreal.

"I think we shouldn't change the regulations!" Wolff said half-jokingly to GPblog and others after the Canadian Grand Prix as a team finished a positive weekend. In Montreal, George Russell qualified on pole position, and then he finished third just ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

Wolff continued with a more objective approach. "It's good to see that there is potentially four teams that can fight with each other. I don't think we are yet completely there on merit that we can win, but definitely a step closer, and I hope in the next few races whenever there is a track where you can overtake, that shall be exciting."

Mercedes need to follow up on Canada

In 2024, there have been Grands Prix where Mercedes started out strong during the free practice sessions. This time, a pole position and a podium followed. "I mean, in FP3, Lewis did a lot that was out of this world. That I would say. That was so quick. And then his long run was stratospheric. And so there was a lot of pace. And then in qualifying, we seem to be very strong at the beginning. And then losing a little bit of performance. Maybe we could have optimised here and there," Mercedes' team principal said about their progress from this weekend.

"But yes, the car was very different. But the track is very different to everything else. So it's an outlier. So hopefully we can demonstrate that we have found genuine pace," Wolff added cautiously.