Despite having fewer wins than Red Bull (4 to 6), the Mercedes he is leading both classifications of the Formula 1 world championship, having mercilessly taken advantage of the difficulties experienced by Christian Horner’s men in the last two races. Difficulties on which there is a factual guilt of Mercedes, if it is true that Max Verstappen at Silverstone did not complete the race due to the controversial contact with Lewis Hamilton and in Hungary both Red Bull cars were damaged by the accident caused departing from Valtteri Bottas. Although for the respective episodes both Hamilton (10 seconds) and Bottas (5 positions on the grid) were found guilty by the Commissioners, the Englishman jumped to the top of the world ranking with 8 points clear of Verstappen, and Mercedes recovered in that manufacturers, and is now +12 on Red Bull.
Toto Wolff, co-owner, executive director and team principal of the team, does not want to give too much weight to momentary leadership, around the middle of the season: “Red Bull, on paper, is a bit faster than us. But we will fight until the end, and we have to do it, because this championship will remain uncertain until the end“, The Austrian manager observed to the Germans of the Bild. The Austrian manager then once again confirmed his intention to be part of the dominant team of the hybrid era for a long time: “I thought about returning to the financial world, but with Mercedes we decided that Formula 1 is not just a marketing platform to be used for a short time. We want to mark an era. And since I own a third of the team, I will definitely be there. Although this does not necessarily mean that I have to be the team leader “concluded Wolff.