Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1 needs a “strong Ferrari” that is capable of being “in the fight with all the big teams”.
Ferrari had an awful start to the 2020 Formula 1 season. The team was basically relegated to the midfield in the last two races, while at the Styrian Grand Prix their drivers Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc took each other out and retired from the race. Toto Wolff believes the current state of the red team is hurting Formula 1.
“Of course this is a bad start,” said Wolff.
“It’s an incredible brand with hardworking people. We want a strong Ferrari. We need Ferrari in the fight with all the big teams.
“Something like yesterday or last week is not good for us and it is not good for Formula 1.”
However Wolff doesn’t think Ferrari should be disregarded as a title contender just yet.
“I wouldn’t write off Ferrari yet. Now it was a driver error which led to double failure.”
The Austrian is also surprised by Red Bull’s inability to pose a more serious challenge to Mercedes at the Styrian Grand Prix.
“That was somewhat surprising, because Red Bull was really good in the long runs on Friday.”