Toto Wolff: “The Fight Has Only Just Begun…”

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Toto Wolff: “The Fight Has Only Just Begun…”

Mercedes may have been the strongest team in Australia but that doesn’t mean things won’t change throughout the season and in Toto Wolff’s words – “The fight has only just begun…

Speaking ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, the team principal talks about the season and what the team is preparing for in this weekend’s race along with the next few races….

Toto Wolff: “Claiming the maximum 44 points race from the first race was a fantastic result – we could not have asked for a better start to the season. The fight has only just begun, Ferrari will try everything they can to hit back and Melbourne showed that Red Bull will have something to say in this fight too….”

“We’ve seen the potential of Ferrari’s package in Barcelona so we expect them to come back strong in Bahrain – with Red Bull in the mix as well.”

“We will see a very different race in Bahrain – where the weekend presents unique challenges, especially the change in conditions between the sessions. FP1 and FP3 take place in the middle of the day when both the air and track can be very hot – FP2, Qualifying and the Race on the other hand, they are held in the evening and in considerably cooler temperatures.”

“These temperature swings make it very tricky to set up the car and find the right configuration for the sessions that really count. After the Barcelona test, we felt we were the challengers.”

“Whatever the Melbourne result says, our mindset hasn’t changed since then.”

“One race doesn’t determine the pecking order for the rest of the season – we need to extract every bit of performance from our package, the car, and keep working hard to improve the car over the weekend to be competitive.”

“We’ve had some great racing in recent years in Bahrain – I’m looking forward to an exciting weekend.”

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