We are here to win, not entertain - Wolff

15-05-2019 09:17
by Jake Williams-Smith
We are here to win, not entertain - Wolff

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has admitted while it may be boring for fans to watch, Mercedes is not in Formula 1 to do anything other than win.

The reigning world champions have taken five straight one-two finishes in the first five races of the 2019 season, to build up an intimidating lead having felt that Ferrari was the team to beat after winter testing.

After another victory, Wolff admitted that despite fans' voicing their displeasure at the current spell of domination for the team, Mercedes' only objective was to win races.

“I'm in an awkward position. Actually, I'm not in an awkward position. I'm in a pretty clear position, because we're really trying to perform as well as we can," Wolff said

“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

“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.”

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