Wolff: Mercedes won't win all 21 races

19-05-2019 10:56
by Jake Williams-Smith
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Wolff: Mercedes won't win all 21 races

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes that the team will not win all 21 races this season. The Silver Arrows have won all five races so far this year, taking a one-two at each.

After their dominant Spanish Grand Prix performance and talk that the team has found yet more time with new upgrades it brought to Barcelona, Wolff has dismissed the notion that they could go and win all the races this season.

“I doubt it: 21 races to achieve 21 victories. Never say never but it’d be a hell of an achievement,” he said.

“It’s very much a Mercedes Championship. You can see that after five races that they’re three points off of maximum score.”

The Austrian added that the team will have weaker races, pointing to Monaco last season where Daniel Ricciardo took race victory for Red Bull when Mercedes looked particularly off the pace.

“We’ve had five fantastic performances now and five one-twos but we don’t take it for granted. It’s not just saying it, it’s really the mindset that we have," Wolff told Autosport.

“The next two weeks are going to be a tremendous challenge for us. We’ve not had the performance in Monaco in the last years.

“Remember how strong Ricciardo was last year in the Red Bull? They were in a league of their own.

“We need to take one step at a time. The next race weekend looks challenging on paper.”

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