Wolff: Mercedes still has much to improve

01-05-2019 08:08 | Updated: 01-05-2019 08:13
by Jake Williams-Smith
F1 News
Wolff: Mercedes still has much to improve

Mercedes may well have broken the record for best start to a Formula 1 season in history but team principal Toto Wolff insists the team has much to improve in 2019 in the fight with Ferrari.

Valtteri Bottas' win in Azerbaijan and Lewis Hamilton's second place made it the fourth one-two finish for Mercedes in four races so far this season, breaking the long-standing record of Williams, dating back to 1992, for best start to an F1 season by a team.

The reigning world champions are not taking anything for granted however and although the Silver Arrows have pulled a sizable gap to Ferrari already, Wolff says the team must still strive to improve.

“We are not trying to deceive anyone,” Wolff said after the race.

“You could say ‘Enough, stop. This is the fourth time’. But we actually believe that we still have much to understand and improve about our new car,” he said.

“Our success in the first races is due to many factors. The team made no mistakes, the right strategy decisions, and the drivers have been perfect.

“All of that allowed us to win the first four races, while our rivals had more problems.”

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