Formula 1 will arrive in the United States this weekend for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. In the lead-up to the event, which took place on the brand-new Las Vegas Strip, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff was informed CNBC Interviews were conducted about, among other things, the dominance of Red Bull Racing. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have so far been unable to beat Max Verstappen’s fast car to win this year’s Grand Prix.
the Silver arrows You have two more chances this year to win: in Las Vegas and in Abu Dhabi. If that doesn’t work, it will be Mercedes’ first winless season since 2012. Hamilton has come close to second place in Australia, Spain and Mexico City. He also finished second in Austin, Texas, but was then disqualified. Russell won just one title with Spain, who finished third. He has dropped out of school in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Brazil. He is now 70 points behind Hamilton. Mercedes remains second in the constructors’ standings and hopes to stay ahead of Ferrari.
It’s better for the sport if no one dominates
“As you know, we have a lot of dedicated Mercedes fans, some more than others. It’s about fighting back,” Wolff said when asked how difficult it would be for Verstappen to be so dominant with 17 victories in 20 races. “You can’t complain if you’re second in the championship and that’s us, but we have to provide a better car with greater performance to beat them. Of course it would be better for the spectators and fans if it’s a close race to the finish with two or more drivers, but it’s up to us.”
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Wolff laughs at the comment about Red Bull
Interviewer from CNBC She confirmed that she had improved her knowledge of the top category of motorsport before the conversation with Wolff and then asked the Mercedes team boss if it was true that the car is more important than the driver. Wolf replied: “You are clearly the expert. How do you see that?” She replied: “I would say the car is the most important thing, but you can’t have a winning car without a winning driver. And Red Bull shows that, doesn’t it?” The team boss might laugh at that: “You see, you are the expert! The best driver in a bad car will never win a race or a championship. But at the same time, you cannot win a championship with the best car, while the driver is not performing at the highest level.”
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