Mercedes will be pushed to limits in F1 world title fight, says Toto Wolff


Mercedes drivers possess won the past 5 drivers’ championships, with Lewis Hamilton winning four and Nico Rosberg one

Mercedes crew predominant Toto Wolff says he expects his crew to be “pushed to our limits” by this year’s World Championship battle.

The season starts with the Australian Gargantuan Prix on Sunday and Mercedes go to Melbourne with evidence that Ferrari were faster in pre-season making an try out.

“Judging from the efficiency in Barcelona, it looks treasure we are in a position to possess a just appropriate battle on our fingers,” Wolff said.

“But an F1 season is no longer lovely about who comes out of the blocks quickest.”

He added that contemporary rules, severely about the compose of the front wing after an try by rule makers to scheme overtaking less complicated, would mean the season will be about “who’s ready to adapt easiest to the contemporary principles and the contemporary tyres and the final challenges we are in a position to need to grasp throughout the year”.

“The most adaptable and agile crew will come out on high this season,” Wolff said.

“We now possess proven prior to now that we’re like a flash and versatile and that we can address every curveball thrown at us. We’re ready for the battle and preserve up for the loopy rollercoaster of a brand contemporary F1 season.”

Remaining year, Ferrari had the fastest car for quite a lot of the season but Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won his fifth world title with two races nonetheless to head after a chain of errors by his rival Sebastian Vettel and his crew.

Wolff said: “Remaining year, we needed to present it absolutely the full lot to come relieve out on high.

“From what we possess discovered up to now, this year shall be even more sturdy. This can push us to our limits – and that’s the explanation an captivating prospect for each one amongst us.”

First put together starts in Melbourne’s Albert Park at 01:00 GMT on Friday. There shall be reside coverage on 5 reside Sports actions Further and the BBC Sport web page.

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