Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says “even if it’s not great for the show that the same guys win all the time, it’s because they’ve done a good job and we haven’t”.
There’s no doubt that in 2023 Red Bull seems unbeatable, which leads many observers to say such a dominance is not good for Formula 1.
Toto Wolff, however, is not one of them. The Austrian believes that the team which has done the best job, deserves to win – even if it makes for a less interesting watch.
“I think we’ve had those years where we [Mercedes] were as strong [as Red Bull is now],” Wolff said..
“It’s a meritocracy this sport. Even if it’s not great for the show that the same guys win all the time, it’s because they’ve done a good job and we haven’t.
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“So we all hope for a good entertainment factor, and it’s our duty with all we have to catch up and fight these guys.
“I remember hearing voices like that in 2014, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18, ’19, ’20. And what makes the sport so special that you need to work hard to win and you deserve it, as a matter of fact.
“Of course we will try to do everything in our powers to fight back and we will look at areas of weaknesses that they may have.
“But entertainment follows sport, and that’s maybe not good from the commercial side, but it is what makes Formula 1 so special,” the Austrian concluded.