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Wolff: There are no clear favourites for Spa

Belgian Grand Prix – Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says its difficult to predict how the pecking order will unfold at this weekend’s race at Spa-Francorchamps.

With Formula 1 waking from its summer slumber at this weekend’s race, there’s an expectancy that Ferrari may be the team to beat at the power hungry Spa-Francorchamps, thanks to strides made by the Scuderia on the power unit front. However, Mercedes are far from off the boil in that regard, and Mercedes’ team boss Toto Wolff says that trying to accurately guess what will happen is tough:

“It’s very difficult to make any predictions for Spa. If this season has taught us one thing, it’s that there are no clear favourites for specific tracks anymore and that it’s not always the fastest car that wins. Instead, the competitive balance seems to swing back and forth from circuit to circuit. What is clear is that our competitors are pushing extremely hard and put up a very tough fight.”

“So we need to keep our heads down, work hard to eliminate our weaknesses and further build on our strengths, and take the season race by race. 2018 promises to be a season that we will still be talking about in years to come and we can’t wait to get out there and start racing again.”

Mercedes lead Ferrari by ten points in the Constructor’s Championship, heading in to the next two rounds which arguably suit Ferrari more.


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