Toto Wolff says F1 still has "unpredictability" despite Mercedes dominance

16-02-2020 17:36
by Adam Newton
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Toto Wolff says F1 still has unpredictability despite Mercedes dominance

Toto Wolff believes that F1 is still difficult to predict, despite his Mercedes team setting a record for most consective drivers' and constructors' titles, as they made it a sixth double in as many years in 2019. Lewis Hamilton has won five of those titles, with Nico Rosberg taking the other in 2016.

Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas won 15 of the 21 races in F1 in 2019, but despite these statistics, Wolff still reckons that the sport is difficult to call.

He told Motorsport.com: "Mercedes winning a sixth championship, you can say, does this make people turn off? But the point is there was still variability and unpredictability.

"You wouldn’t know before the weekend if a Ferrari was on pole position or if a Red Bull was on pole position, whether Max Verstappen would win.

"The battle between the generations is something that is a great attraction: [Sebastian] Vettel against [Charles] Leclerc, Verstappen against [Lewis] Hamilton. This is something that attracts the audiences.

"For me the best news is that we’re growing our audiences and fanbase with the younger generations. And I think, overall, we’re on a really good path."

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