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F1 | Toto Wolff urges his team to "keep the momentum going"

Mercedes' team principal reflects on the summer shutdown and urges the team to keep the momentum going and the pressure on after this strong end to the first phase of the F1 season.

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F1 | Toto Wolff urges his team to "keep the momentum going"
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Mercedes' season started uphill, the team has in fact struggled to get on top because of the porpoising issues. But with the season slowly moving forward and the problems fixed, the Silver Arrows has slowly gained ground and both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton were able to register a numbers of podiums appearances. The seven-time has had five consecutive rostrum appearances. 

In light of this Toto Wolff has urged the team to "keep the momentum going" after this strong end to the first phase of the F1 season.

"We headed into the break off the back of a strong run of races and our biggest race weekend points score so far this year, in Hungary," said the team principal in Mercedes' Belgium preview.

"While we're still not quite in the fight for victories, we're getting closer, so we need to keep the momentum going and the pressure on. 

"We're set for an intense second half of the season, with nine more opportunities to find improvements, make progress and hopefully challenge Red Bull and Ferrari for wins. 

"Spa-Francorchamps needs no introduction. A classic track with an old-school feel, the scene of many iconic moments in F1 history and an incredible challenge for both the car and drivers.

"We're excited to be back there, hopefully, we can put on an awesome show this year for all the fans in Belgium, and we'll also be celebrating 55 years of Mercedes-AMG too, with some fun activities.”

Wolff has also reflected on the importance of the summer shutdown to allow some time away from the paddock to recharge and spend time with families, since the F1 calendar require personnel to travel around the world for many months each year.

"The shutdown is an important time for the team to take some time off, recharge and spend time with their families, whose support throughout the year is invaluable," he added.

"There are few opportunities to do so during the season and the development race is relentless, so the break has been well deserved for everyone in the team."

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