Wolff responds to Hamilton prediction: ‘We’re giving it our all’

The Mercedes Team Principal believes the team must work hard to turn around its fortunes before the next regulation cycle.

Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff believes the outfit must “give it all” to turn around its declining fortunes, following a recent prediction from Lewis Hamilton.

The seven-time World Champion recently claimed that Red Bull will remain a dominant force in F1 until the end of the current regulation cycle in 2026, when the new power units will be introduced.

Mercedes’ pace at the races in Mexico and Qatar was encouraging, but the Brazilian Grand Prix served as a wake-up call for the team when it revealed flaws in its W14.

In recent years, Mercedes has changed its senior leadership, with Mike Elliott, the former chief technical officer, being the most recent departure.

Wolff: We’re not giving up

Wolff believes the team must do all it can to turn around their fortunes, otherwise they risk not winning races until the next regulation revamp.

“We’re giving it all to break a psyche,” Wolff told Bloomberg.

“We had five years of dominance of Ferrari, then we had a short spell of Red Bull, then it was us eight times in a row.

“This is either Red Bull’s second Constructors’ Championship or a very good driver’s third Drivers’ Championship.”

“At the racetrack and in the factory, we are giving it our all. Our goal is to design a car and an execution that are at the highest caliber possible.

“We have to turn this around [before then] because the next cycle of the regulatory engine is in 2026.”

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