Mercedes To Trial New Concepts For 2018 At Brazil and Abu Dhabi


Mercedes To Trial New Concepts For 2018 At Brazil and Abu Dhabi

As we gear up for the penultimate race of the Formula 1 2017 season and with Mercedes having wrapped up their fourth Constructors’ and Drivers’ championship titles, Toto Wolff spoke to the media ahead of the Brazil Grand Prix this weekend.

“With both titles sealed, the balance of risk for the team has changed compared to a normal race weekend. The final two Grand Prix races present the first two test opportunities for the new season – trailing new and interesting concepts that the competitive landscape on track simply didn’t allow for earlier in the year.”

“We will be running a series of experiments over the final two Fridays – with the option for the race day too and if the team feel that the risk connected with any idea, this is manageable and there is valuable learning for 2018 and beyond.”

“It might be tempting to think that with both championships now secure, the pressure is off for the last two remaining races of 217 however that couldn’t be further from the truth.”

“Inside the team, we are looking at the next two race weekends like the first two Grand Prix races of the 2018 Formula 1 season and we have two races that we are determine to win in order to take that positive momentum through into winter. There will be no backing off just because the championship business is now done.”

“We aspire to excellence in everything we do, from the first lap to the final lap in Abu Dhabi and every time we race, we want to win and this is the mind set that we are taking to Sao Paulo.”

“Lewis is operating at his peak right now and will be determined to add another victory to last year’s success – Valtteri has made a promising step forward in Mexico and will aim to build from this at Interlagos.”

“As the recent rounds have shown, winning a Grand Prix is never easy and Red Bull have taken two victories in the past four raced and although we have claimed the other two – Ferrari remain formidable opponents. With the championship now over, the battle for 2018 has already begun.”



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