Seven World Championships as constructors and seven as a driver with Sir Lewis Hamilton are not enough, at least not for Mercedes’ team principal Toto Wolff.
In a private media session with some selected media in which MotorLat was present, he talked about the overcome on Bottas by Hamilton and on what we should expect from Mercedes this season.
When asked about the overtake on Valtteri Bottas made by his teammate, the team principal looked relaxed. “Things like this happen, when you have more pace. This is what happened today, Lewis just had a quicker pace so he overcome Valtteri. That’s what racers do."
Many were curious to know how he feels about the new season. At the beginning of 2021, he said that he felt unsure on many aspects but right now he was confident. I asked him on which aspect does he thinks that Mercedes has to work on, if there any.
“I’ve been asked this question several times during the last seven years and my answer hasn’t changed throughout the years: we have to improve on every aspect, we have to work attentively on many details, especially thinking of the next season. In 2022 there is a huge change coming on with the new regulations and we have to be ready by then. Everyone in the team, both here and back at home in Brackley is working very hard.”
So it came spontaneous to keep asking him which one of these rules worries him the most.
“I am thinking about the new tyres, both in compounds and size, but honestly I want to be ready for all of them: there are many changes and we want to be ready to face them and do a great job.”
They are breaking every record so what is the new goal, leaving aside the eight World title?
“We are looking for that title, that’s it. We have to look at the next step and in general, we want to keep improving, as I told you before, in every aspect”.
This is a winning mentality of someone who does not feel arrived, Mercedes is still hungry for success.