Hamilton and Rosberg pushing each other to ‘new heights’

Hamilton-and-Rosberg-pushing-each-other-to-new-heightsToto Wolff, team boss at Mercedes, believes his two drivers are pushing each other to “new heights” as they fight out a two horse race for the driver’s championship.

Just eight points now separates Hamilton and Rosberg for the 2016 title, with six Grand Prix remaining. The two have shared the spoils – with either one of them winning – in every race, apart from the Spanish Grand Prix, where they knocked each other out of the race, as they collided fighting for the lead. Wolff is of the belief that his two drivers are at the very top of their games.

“Like Singapore, this was a race where we underperformed last year, so we will need to push hard to put that right,” he said. “We can guarantee that the drivers will be doing just that. This year, more than ever, we’ve seen that they are pushing each other to new heights.

“We’re entering a gruelling phase of this record 21 race season, where  the physical and mental challenge of a Championship reaches its absolute peak. We’re in good shape – but we must remain on our toes to get the ball over the line.”

Over the last three races, Rosberg has hit a fine vein of form, beating his team-mate in all three to finish first. The German is not taking anything for granted however, and is also wary of the challenge of Red Bull and Ferrari at this weekend’s Malaysian GP.

“I won’t take it for granted. I’ve had a good run lately and I’m enjoying the moment. But as far as the next race goes, or the next one after that and so on…it’s anyone’s game. Red Bull and Ferrari are both pushing us really hard, so there will be some tough weekends ahead.

“It’s exciting for the fans and pushes us even harder to keep improving, so that’s a great thing. Malaysia didn’t work out perfectly for us last year, so if we can win it this time against such tough opposition that would be really awesome.”

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