Mercedes to leave “no performance on the table” in Red Bull fight

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Sam Hall and Ian Parkes

Mercedes team manager Toto Wolff has vowed that the seven-time champions will leave “nothing on the table” in their title defense against Red Bull.

Mercedes has been the dominant force in F1 since the start of the turbo-hybrid V6 era in 2014, winning the drivers ‘and constructors’ championships double each season.

The Silver Arrows hold a 12-point advantage in this season’s title race after Red Bull scored just two points in two races before the summer break.

Asked by GPFans Global about the marginal gains that could make the difference between finishing first or second in the standings, Wolff explained: “The words ‘marginal gains’ are copyright of Sir Dave Brailsford who invented this many years ago. many years for its cycling team.

“I think it’s really about not leaving any performance on the table, minimizing mistakes, and that can ultimately contribute to winning or not winning, and that could be with the smallest of margins. “

In 2022, F1 teams will race under drastically changed aero regulations.

With a cost cap in place for the first time this year, teams were forced to decide whether to continue developing the current machines or focus on next season.

Mercedes has made no secret of the fact that it ceased development of the W12 some time ago with the latest improvements arriving at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Reconfirming this, Wolff explained, “All there is is all we have.”

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