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2017-05-29 11:44:03

Chapter Mercedes Today was dominated by Ferrari

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that in Monaco shone the Scuderia, not his team.Toto Wolff "Today was dominated by Ferrari, first and foremost, we must congratulate them on this performance. Our task is to analyze what happened to us this weekend, and then figure out how to add in Canada.Today we had to minimize losses, and the pilots were working as best they could. It is a pity that Bottas missed out on third place, but Lewis broke through to seventh position. It was the ceiling tonight.Overall, we have some developments for the future after this Grand Prix. In the meantime, we will focus on training in Montreal".

2017-05-27 10:44:03

Head of Mercedes a hint about the composition of the pilots for the season-2018

Head of Mercedes a hint about the composition of the pilots for the season-2018

Head Mercedes Wolff has hinted that Mercedes will not make any changes to the driver line-up for 2018.Toto Wolff "Nico Rosberg has played a fundamental role in the development of these machines. His brain was working like a real engineer, but Valtteri Bottom we found the best replacement. The dynamics of the team changed completely.With Lewis and Nico we have gone through different phases from the friendship and rivalry to hostility and arrogance. But Valtteri and Lewis are no differences.They respect each other and look forward to a good result from each other. I think Lewis has changed over the winter. He moved from a solo to a true team player".

2017-05-23 15:04:02

Niki Lauda vs Fernando Alonso

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that his team is not going to invite Fernando Alonso.Niki Lauda "Alonso is not in the list of our preferences. We are completely satisfied with Hamilton and Bottas. But, says Toto Wolff, never say never.Earlier, the head of the team Toto Wolff said that the candidacy of Alonso would not approve the company's management, as well there remember the scandal of 2007, when Fernando drove for McLaren-Mercedes.

2017-05-22 16:34:04

Mercedes has determined the cause of the gathering Bottas

Mercedes has determined the cause of the gathering Bottas

For Valtteri Bottas race in Spain ended in a DNF because of a failure of the power plant. Finn lost the third position and 15 points.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "it's a Shame to lose 15 points because of the gathering. We found the reason for the refusal, and it is associated with the turbine. We've not been faced with such a defect. This is a technical sport, and sometimes it just happens".

2017-05-20 10:34:04

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not going to make Valtteri Bottas pilot number two.Toto Wolff "Yes, the gap is now quite large after the Grand Prix of Spain. But we only had five races and there is still fifteen, so we have no reason to separate the pilots by the numbers. Not at such an early stage of the season.No, we will continue to work as before. Then we'll see."After five races on account of Lewis Hamilton 98 points, while Bottas only 63. However, in the last race and Valtteri was down due to machine failure.

2017-05-19 14:04:03

Mercedes No five pounds it is not

Mercedes No five pounds it is not

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not going to look for where to remove the extra five pounds of weight to the car.Toto Wolff "We tried to improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce weight, but we're not talking about five pounds.In Formula 1 it is difficult to make such big steps - they are all small. We work with more grams than kilograms. This is our problem, because the pilots were forced to take to the cockpit with water to the race".

2017-05-19 12:54:03

Chapter Mercedes We begin to understand how the tires

Chapter Mercedes We begin to understand how the tires

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team in Spain began to better understand the work of rubber.Toto Wolff "I Think this weekend we proved that we begin to understand how the tires interact with the car. This is a good sign.But, in my opinion, this arms race will last until the end of the season. We will fight with Ferrari for the understanding of how to overcome difficulties, how to use more downforce and to improve the engine. You can't miss any of these topics. To win the championship this year, we just have a lot of good work".

2017-05-18 13:04:04

Head of Mercedes Red Bull will not let go Sainz

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff sure that Carlos Sainz will not get a Renault. The French have tried to get a Spanish pilot this year, but was denied by Red Bull.Toto Wolff "Yes, Carlos is ready to take the next step. I like it very much, like his family. Carlos embodies the modern pilot, because he is handsome, clever, fast.He is the pilot of Red Bull, and they will always keep good pilots in their system or to control their destiny. And Carlos is now no one and will not let go. It seems that next year he will play for the Junior team.

2017-05-17 13:24:03

Head of Mercedes it is a Pity that Alonso is such a story

Head of Mercedes it is a Pity that Alonso is such a story

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that he would have immediately made the team of Fernando Alonso, if not for his tarnished reputation.Toto Wolff "If we could bring in a Fernando like he is now, it would be much easier than taking it from all historical context. Lewis plays in the issue of the contract a key role. I think that Fernando is obviously a big problem.I am sure that Alonso is not what it was in the past. Therefore, it can be. View".

2017-05-13 14:54:02

Chapter Mercedes We do nothing for competitors

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team would not share any technology with competing teams.Toto Wolff "We're not doing anything for Honda. Therefore, if this situation does not change, I'm not going to fan the rumors are false, and I think they're bad for Honda, because they create a critical standpoint the teams or other stakeholders.We will see what will happen in the future. Recovery is important for Honda Formula 1. Honda is an important factor in Formula 1, a large and very successful company, and I have no doubt that they will eventually be where you expect to be.

2017-05-09 13:04:05

Chapter Mercedes I Have no magic bullet for Hamilton

Chapter Mercedes I Have no magic bullet for Hamilton

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that he has no money from the problems of Lewis Hamilton this season.Toto Wolff "We have spent the time to understand what happened in Russia, trying to understand why we are unable to make Lewis work more effectively.I can say that I have no magic pills to Lewis, you just need a lot of work and attention to detail.We have to give him the necessary tools to work with in future races, and it will be our main focus of work.

2017-05-03 16:14:04

Head of Mercedes our guys are all well

Head of Mercedes our guys are all well

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that its pilots have no problems because of the victory in Russia.Toto Wolff "Lewis was the first to congratulate Bottas in Russia. Of course, they are opponents on the track, but I don't think the relationship will develop as we saw between Lewis and Nico.Still everything was very professional. When it comes to the fight for the title, the conversations will be much smaller and the battles more. But so far everything is very good".

2017-05-02 16:34:03

Mercedes a New contract with Bottas will discuss later

Mercedes a New contract with Bottas will discuss later

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that it is early to make conclusions after one win Valtteri Bottas.Toto Wolff "I think it's silly to discuss his position in the team after a few races. You must give him some time, because in the Junior categories and he has achieved excellent results, and Williams was always ahead of his teammate.Now he became a partner of Lewis Hamilton, he's got the pole position and he won the race. But it is too early to talk about the contract."We will remind that the contract with Mercedes Bottas designed for only one season.

2017-05-02 11:04:04

Head of Mercedes Bottas finished the race on the damaged tyres

Head of Mercedes Bottas finished the race on the damaged tyres

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Valtteri Bottas managed to win the race in Russia on the damaged tire.Toto Wolff "there was a time when the end of the race he just blocked rubber. Our telemetry showed that the tires were seriously damaged. The rate has fallen, and it could end up either gathering or, at best, an extra pit stop.It was a tense moment, but Valtteri had passed the test. The pace on the damaged tyre was pretty high. Was the sector where he lost time and was winning. Overall, he managed to find the rhythm that brought him the victory".

2017-05-02 10:54:04

Toto Wolff gave Felipe Massa a beer

Toto Wolff gave Felipe Massa a beer

According to witnesses in the paddock, head of Mercedes Toto Wolff did not remain in debt to Felipe Massa, who indirectly helped Valtteri bottas to win in Russia. Wolff after finishing all the official procedures, went to Ground in the restaurant, which gave him a good glass of beer.Toto Wolff "That moment in the race was very difficult. We have seen how hard it is to break through the circular Bottas and Vettel. And when it came to Mass, the situation was not on our side. I am sincerely grateful to Felipe for the help. I bought him a beer. It was deserved".

2017-05-02 10:44:03

James Allison We will find the cause of the problems Lewis

James Allison We will find the cause of the problems Lewis

Mercedes technical Director James Allison on the instructions Toto finds out the reasons why Lewis Hamilton wasn't speed in Russia.Toto Wolff "Everyone saw that our cars were very competitive on tires Ul, however, the pace decreased on the Supersoft. Why this type of tire does not come with the machine Lewis, we're still looking into. While I don't want to make unfounded statements.Hamilton knows how to win at this track, he won in Sochi. Therefore, the reason for the low rate lies somewhere in the middle between the car tires and the pilot, and we need to figure out what it is".

2017-05-01 18:14:03

Head of Mercedes Bottas was in control of the race

Head of Mercedes Bottas was in control of the race

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Valtteri Bottas has managed to control the race events.Toto Wolff "a Fantastic first win for Valtteri, it was an amazing day for him. He perfectly controlled the race started, and then had a great restart, no otorbaeva. He also did a great job with the tires of two compositions.You had to have nerves of steel to cope with the pressure of this race, as Bottas battled for this victory with four-time champion. We're sorry that Lewis failed to find a common language with the machine and couldn't show his speed. But once again we escaped with a minimal advantage ahead in the team standings".After the race in Sochi, Mercedes is ahead of Ferrari by 1 point.

2017-04-27 11:34:04

Head of Mercedes the situation is useful for the Formula-1

Head of Mercedes the situation is useful for the Formula-1

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the struggle between Ferrari and his team relished by fans of the championship.Toto Wolff "it's nice to see that so many people are talking about Formula 1. It's obvious that the close fight between Ferrari and Mercedes - that's what the fans like. It's interesting for us teams. We race because we are all pilots here. And we thrive and grow tougher in a fight".

2017-04-23 11:14:05

Head of Mercedes My pilots respect each other

Head of Mercedes My pilots respect each other

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff says his squad is mutual respect between the pilots.Toto Wolff "I Think that as a pilot you will never want to lose my partner, but I see that between Lewis and Bottas there is a great respect for each other.I see it not only while working in the car, but when they interact with each other on the base.They don't want someone ahead, but respect each other. It reminds me of Federer and Nadal".

2017-04-21 10:14:02

Chapter Mercedes We can handle the command tactics

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff has made it clear that his team did not hesitate to take command tactics.Toto Wolff "I guess for Formula 1, good if between Ferrari and Mercedes is a straight fight. We are happy for our pilots that lead a direct fight for victory. Passions just hugeOver the last three years there was internal fighting, and, of course, you set your thinking in this direction. But the new situation is that we need to use the command tactics, and I'm sure the team will handle it well. At the moment we are fighting for the title, and it's just great news."During the race in Bahrain, Valtteri Bottas the team out of the pits twice missed partner on Mercedes Lewis Hamilton.

2017-04-18 11:04:03

Chapter Mercedes We will also use the command tactics

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is already busy analyzing the actions in the Ferrari, where the first races used team orders.Toto Wolff "We don't like it. This contradict our values and goals, but now the situation has changed, so we need a proper analysis of what is happening in the championship.We would like to provide equal opportunities in the beginning of the race my pilots, I think we need to follow at least this rule.In Bahrain we have ordered Bottas to miss Lewis, because it was the only chance to win the race. This race has once again reminded us that this year we are in a completely different competitive situation, speaking out against Ferrari, and I'm sure it's a challenge that we will adopt a team".

2017-04-15 20:34:07

Head of Mercedes congratulated Bottas on pole position

Head of Mercedes congratulated Bottas on pole position

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff congratulated his driver Valtteri Bottas with a victory in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.Toto Wolff "This is the first pole position in career Bottas, an incredible achievement for any pilot, but you saw how he was calm.I'm glad we have two such fast pilots who treat each other with respect. Valtteri incredibly calm, it is simply impossible to disrupt. This quality helped him to quickly recover and to rehabilitate after the failure in China. Valtteri is constantly evolving - it is his distinctive quality".

2017-04-14 10:04:03

Pascal Wehrlein I did everything correctly

Pascal Wehrlein I did everything correctly

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein does not think that made something wrong, refusing to participate in the first races of the season due to a back injury.Pascal Wehrlein "I'm not too worried about what others said, because they did not know my situation, but actively commented.I think for me it was the right decision and it was accepted along with Monica, Kaltenborn and Toto Wolff.If you don't know what the injury was someone, you have no right to criticize this man.The injury wasn't too serious, as now I'm fine. But if it was just muscle pain, you think Sauber or Mercedes would agree to the fact that I didn't act"Wehrlein will be back behind the wheel during the Grand Prix of Bahrain.

2017-04-13 11:34:02

Chapter Mercedes We need to correct mistakes and progress

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the gap from Ferrari at one point after only two races means nothing.Toto Wolff "it's been two races this season, and the score was 1 1 between Mercedes and Ferrari. After the race on completely different tracks, in different conditions, it becomes clear that we are very close to each other.Our one-point advantage in the team standings means nothing at this point. We need to continue to work, we need to continue to develop the car, correct their mistakes, to continue modernization. The battle has just begun, and there is a lot of exciting battles".

2017-04-09 12:14:08

Chapter Mercedes Today was our turn

Chapter Mercedes Today was our turn

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff congratulated the team on winning the race Grand Prix of China.Toto Wolff "Today was our turn to win. And I think that this season the palm is often go hand in hand. Lewis was the strongest today in those difficult conditions. He was simply the strongest.We struck a blow for Ferrari, but the struggle was very dense. I like to watch this fight, especially after three years of dominance".

2017-04-08 14:54:06

Niki Lauda I've bet ten euros

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda admitted that he had bet 10 euros Toto Wolff as put it on the victory of Sebastian Vettel.Niki Lauda "It's true - I bet Toto 10 euros, after all, put on the victory Vettel in qualifying. He was very fast all day, the Ferrari looked very good. However, Lewis gave a phenomenal round, which led to my loss. It is a pity that Bottas only third, but, as you saw, the fight on the track very dense.In qualifying we are the fastest, it can be seen, but now will wait for the race and its results.

2017-04-08 14:34:04

Head of Mercedes 5,9 cm

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the difference between the cars of Vettel and Bottas on the final lap of the third qualifying round was slightly less than 6 cm - the price of one thousandth of a second.Toto Wolff "it's Amazing, but the difference between Vettel and Bottas was only 5.9 cm This is the minimum margin.As it turned out, after the change of rules, the difference between the two teams has only grown. We and the Scuderia were able to collect different, but so equally fast cars that are soundly ahead of the rest of the peloton. Why it is so, I don't know, but it's amazing.

2017-04-06 21:34:03

Head of Mercedes Our young people are impressed by different

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that young pilots, pupils of the racing program of Mercedes, was impressed with it in different ways.Toto Wolff "Our young drivers have impressed me in different ways. Seeing that Esteban grapple not only with the best racers like Alonso and Hulkenberg, I inadvertently became proud of him and his first point in the career of pilot Formula-1.I sympathize with Pascal, because he was haunted by failure. I am impressed by the maturity he showed, saying Sauber that you will not be able to perform at the level necessary for 100 of the fight. This courage and dedication that brought him a lot of credit to the team.Now he needs to gain strength and return. I have no doubt when he gets back in the car, he will prove that it is all the same Pascal".

2017-04-06 12:14:07

Toto Wolff may miss the birth of a child

Toto Wolff may miss the birth of a child

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he may miss the birth of his child in the coming days.As reported by the Austrian press, the wife of Wolff and former test pilot Williams Suzie Wolff to prepare for childbirth, which should pass on April 10. However, now Toto Wolff is located in Shanghai where the Chinese Grand Prix.Toto Wolff "Even if I'm not with her, support she will have the most incredible".