Mercedes are cautiously optimistic after Lewis Hamilton‘s second-place finish in the Mexican Grand Prix, but Toto Wolff keeps both feet on the ground and does not want to draw premature conclusions.
‣ Mercedes is cautiously optimistic after Lewis Hamilton’s second-place finish in the Mexican Grand Prix.
‣ The team’s latest update package seems to be working for Hamilton and teammate George Russell.
‣ Last year’s Formula 1 race at Interlagos was the only one the team managed to win.
‣ Mercedes is focusing on securing second place in the constructors’ championship.
In a recent interview, Toto Wolff, the Team Principal of Mercedes, expressed cautious optimism following Lewis Hamilton’s second-place finish in the Mexican Grand Prix. While Mercedes has shown good pace in recent races, Wolff remains grounded and refuses to draw premature conclusions. He emphasized the need to stay focused and perform at their best.
Wolff stated, “If I’m too optimistic here… you know only fools are optimists. I’d rather stay with both feet on the ground, do the best job, qualify in the front and hopefully we can challenge him [Verstappen].” He understands the challenge that lies ahead, especially considering Max Verstappen‘s strong performance this season.
Looking ahead to the Brazilian Grand Prix, Wolff acknowledged the encouraging pace Mercedes has demonstrated in recent races but also recognizes the unpredictability of the W14 car. He stated, “We’ve showed encouraging pace in recent races so [we] head to Interlagos with cautious optimism, although we know W14 can prove unpredictable.” The team’s focus is now on securing second place in the constructors’ championship, competing against Ferrari.
As Mercedes gears up for the Brazilian Grand Prix, they remain aware of the challenges they will face. Wolff’s pragmatic approach ensures that the team does not become complacent and continues to strive for optimal performance. With the battle for second place in the constructors’ championship heating up, fans can expect an exciting race in Brazil.
In conclusion, Wolff’s cautious optimism sets the tone for Mercedes as they prepare for the Brazilian Grand Prix. With the team showing promising pace and their sights set on the constructors’ championship, the German racing team hopes to challenge Verstappen’s dominance. Time will tell if their cautious optimism pays off in the race.