With the Formula 1 world championship preparing to attend the Belgian Grand Prix, the Mercedes will take to the track at Spa-Francorchamps with the clear aim of defending itself from the attacks of the Red Bull, a real contender for the title. The Austrian team, in fact, is just 12 points off the summit, currently occupied by the three-pointed star. For its part, the German house has no intention of favoring rivals with errors or smudges, thus intending to continue a domination that has lasted uninterruptedly since 2014.
Interviewed by GPFans Global, the team principal of the Stuttgart team, Toto Wolff, thus answered the question of what could be the difference in terms of marginal results in finishing 1st or 2nd in the standings: “The term” marginal earnings “ – commented the Austrian manager – is a copyright of Sir Dave Brailsford, who invented it long ago for his cycling team. I believe it is simply about don’t leave anything on the table with a view to performance, minimize errors, and everything that could affect the victory or not, which could have a small margin “.
The Mercedes number one finally added a comment on the 2022 world championship, focusing in particular on Brackley’s choice to concentrate resources on the development of next season’s car, effectively stopping the updates on the 2021 W12: “All we have – concluded Wolff – that’s what you see ”.