Toto Wolff insists Red Bull shouldn’t be constrained for the sake of ‘spectacle’, says its ‘up to Mercedes and Ferrari to do a better job’
The Red Bull F1 team won a total of 21 races during the 2023 F1 season.
Christian Horner and Toto Wolff (Credits: Imago)
The Red Bull Formula 1 team has bashed its competition left and right during the recently concluded 2023 campaign. While 2022 was also a dominant campaign for them, they took everything up a notch this year and this is one of the reasons why they amassed 21 wins out of the available 22.
Mercedes Boss, Toto Wolff, feels that the Milton-Keynes-based team has been doing a brilliant job for the last few years and thus, they should not be constrained in any way just for the sake of the overall show. Wolff and Co. have not been able to pose a fight for the F1 title since the end of 2021.
Under the current set of regulations, Red Bull has proved too mighty, and some people have complained about the overall F1 product getting boring. However, Wolff does not agree with this line of thinking and he said, as reported by RaceFans;
The numbers that we are seeing are strong. We’re growing on social, we see races that are packed and sold out.
Wolff has made it clear that the Christian Horner-led team cannot be punished in any way for their supreme dominance at the north end of the grid.
The spectacle follows the sport. And if somebody is doing a much better job than everybody else, then they’re winning 19 races. So it is up to us and Ferrari and all the other teams to have to do a better job.
Toto Wolff needs to deliver a potent car in 2024
While Toto Wolff has indirectly applauded the Red Bull F1 team for the brilliant job they have done since 2022, the Austrian himself is under a bit of pressure to deliver a title-worthy car for next year. Lewis Hamilton has huge expectations from the Brackley-based outfit and it is Wolff to rally his troops to the best of his ability.
Moreover, being the head of the table at Mercedes, the 51-year-old needs to do his bit in trying to get the absolute best out of personnel working on the German team. They recently appointed James Allison as their technical director and this is being seen as an extremely positive move on the part of the Mercedes hierarchy.
However, like most of the other F1 teams, Mercedes would also prefer to do most of their talking on the F1 track. The ongoing winter break holds a lot of significance and it will most probably decide whether Lewis Hamilton will be seen fighting at the north end of the grid next year.
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