Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the shorter 2020 Formula 1 championship is not worth less than a “normal” championship.
The 2020 season has been significantly altered and shortened due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis. This led to many questioning if winning the world championship in 2020 has the same weight as a “normal” championship would.
Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff doesn’t think the value of the championship is diminished.
“I don’t think one championship is worth less than another,” Wolff told BBC.
“You can say that a shorter championship results in fewer mistakes and fewer races where you don’t finish.
“For us and certainly for other dignitaries in the sport, a championship is as valuable as all the others,” the Austrian added to Radio 4.
“We are not ready to claim the title yet. You have to have the mindset of permanent scepticism. You have to stay with both feet on the ground and know that it’s not over until it’s over.”