The 2022 Formula 1 season did not begin with great performances from Mercedes as was expected from the Stuttgart-based team by their fans. With their W13 experiencing various issues such as porpoising problems, race pace troubles, etc, the Mercedes racers were finding it difficult to get into the top 5 drivers of the grid in the first few races of this year. But one thing that Mercedes has maintained through all the Grands Prix, is that their car has never retired from any of the races, unlike Ferrari and Red Bull.
Now, Mercedes has made quite a few changes to their car and they are slowly getting back to their previous position as one of the top teams in F1. Toto Wolff, Team Principal of Mercedes AMG Patronas, had promised the fans that they will get back on their foot and try to close the gap between their team and Red Bull and Ferrari.
With George Russell’s excellent performance in the last few races where the young Briton has scored podium finishes as well, and the fact that Lewis finished fifth in the Spanish Grand Prix after moving up from the back of the grid, just shows how Mercedes have improved a lot from their form in the initial races of this season. Now, Toto Wolff is talking about what lies ahead for the team in the Monaco Grand Prix.
Toto Wolff is excited for better performances from Mercedes in the races to come
Austrian Team Principal Toto Wolff stayed affixed to his stance that Mercedes would improve and narrow the gap between them and the rival teams by performing much better than they had done in the previous races. In the Spanish Grand Prix, the drivers of the Stuttgart-based team went above and beyond to deliver a great result that fans had not expected after Lewis fell to the back of the grid.
Commenting on Mercedes’ performance in last week’s race, Toto Wolff said, “It was fantastic to see George battling with the Red Bulls to earn a well-deserved podium finish, while Lewis’ fight back through the field from P19 to P5 was incredibly impressive.”
Toto Wolff also talked about his expectations from the team in the Monaco Grand Prix. He said, “We’ve seen so far this year that anything can happen and we’ll be looking to maximise every opportunity.”