Toto Wolff says Mercedes doesn’t see itself as a favourite

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Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff says his team has never seen themselves as favourites to win the championship.

After winning six consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championships Mercedes is one of the most successful Formula 1 teams of all time. However Toto Wolff says the team doesn’t take their success for granted.

“We’ve never seen ourselves as a favourite in all these years,” Wolff told RTL.

“I know a lot of people will now say ‘look, there he goes again, they want to keep themselves small again’. But this is really our mindset.

“Our mindset is that it’s never good enough. That helps us to bring innovations to the car and to improve performance quickly.”

The Austrian tips two other Formula 1 teams as favourites to take the 2020 crown once the season gets underway.

“Well, who’s favourite? Based on the past few years we belong to a group of favourites, that’s obvious.

“But the same is certainly true for Ferrari and Red Bull,” concluded Wolff.

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