Mercedes v Ferrari fight good for Formula 1 says Toto Wolff
Despite admitting that it feels *word too naughty to print* losing to Ferrari, the Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff has admitted that the new duel between his team and the Italians is “good” for the sport.
Already three races into the new season, it’s become obvious that Mercedes are not going to have it all their own way this year.
Ferrari triumphed in both Australia and Bahrain taking an early lead in both the drivers and constructors championships. This makes a significant change from previous seasons where Mercedes had little to speak of in the way of competition.
Wolff, though, has revealed he thinks the closer gap in good for Formula 1.
“Losing make you feel much worse, wining makes you feel great,” he said.
“At this moment it feels really wrong but bouncing back and winning feels even better.
“For Formula One it is good there is a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes, we have to see it as sportsmen.
“We have a fight that is on and that is how it is even though it feels shit right now.”
On top of that, this season Mercedes are facing a different situation as instead of a battle being fought by their two drivers, they are having to fight an outside foe in Ferrari.
Wolff, though, is confident the Brackley squad will rise to the challenge.
“In the last three years we had an internal fight of course you set your mindset in that direction and this is a new situation which I’m sure the team will handle well,” he said.
“I’m seeing positives, change of regulations, and we’re in the fight for race wins and we’re in the fight for the titles at the moment you can say that, but I think there’s just generally good news.”
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