Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says Mercedes is not responsible “for the predictability of the champiohship” and wishes “a strong competition”.
After Mercedes dominantly won the first three races of the 2020 season, many are already fearing the championship will be fought between the two Mercedes drivers and turn out to be ‘boring’.
Wolff says his team doesn’t look at it that way.
“If we would take the 2020 season for granted, as a walk in the park, and it’s basically just about picking up the trophy in Paris in December, we wouldn’t have won these championships,” the Austrian said.
“There is not one fibre in us that thinks that this championship is done. It’s something that can really catch you out.”
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However, Wolff rightfully says it is not up to the successful teams to worry about how interesting the championship is for the viewers.
“On the other side, dominance from a single team, whether it is us, whether it is Red Bull in the 2010 years, or whether it was Ferrari in the early 2000s is something that is always a bit odd for the championship.
“But it is not up to the team that has made steps to be seen as responsible for the predictability of the championship.
“We are very keen in racing against our fantastic competitors, we like to be out there fighting against Ferrari and Red Bull, we like the challenger brands like Racing Point to be part of the game, and on the other side McLaren and Renault need to find a way back to the front.
“I would wish for nothing more than a strong competition with an unknown outcome every Friday we start FP1, but it’s very difficult in our position to really change the pecking order at that stage.
“We have one key objective, and it is about finishing every weekend to the best of our abilities, hopefully score many points, and challenge for a championship.
“There is nothing else we can do,” concluded Wolff.