If the world title does not go to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, team boss Toto Wolff can live with that, he tells Motorsport total.
The battle for the title is frantic. For example, the difference between Max Verstappen and his rival Hamilton is only eight points. But it is also very exciting in the constructors’ championship. There the difference is five points in favor of Mercedes.
Behind in the beginning
Wolff mainly saw a gap with Red Bull at the start of the season. “We were a bit behind in the beginning and just weren’t good enough. In addition, the changes to the rules were not in our favor,” says the Austrian. At the beginning of this year it was announced that the floor had to be ten percent narrower. It had a big impact on the Mercedes early in the season.
Some sleepless nights
If the titles don’t go to the German team, Wolff can live with it. “It would give us a few sleepless nights, but we can handle it and defeat would not be the end of the world,” said the Mercedes team principal. Should it be the case that the championships pass the Germans’ noses, Mercedes will hit back hard next year. “We will come back strong, I don’t want to anticipate anything, but we would come back strong next season,” Wolff concluded.