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Mercedes won the opening round of the F1 season in Bahrain, but Red Bull’s pace throughout the weekend shows that the RB16B is currently the fastest car on the grid.

But instead of looking down on the challenges Mercedes is currently facing to fill the gap with Red Bull, German carmakers were actually enjoying the situation, Wolff said.

“In a way, I feel like I’m really enjoying the new situation within the team,” Wolff told Motorsport.com. “And on paper, Red Bull is probably ahead in all packages.

“It’s theirs to lose, and it’s ours to win, because when you have the fastest car, you have to make it happen.

“We need to catch up. We need to deploy the A game to improve performance. But strictly speaking, we are the second best on the road.”

Wolff said he didn’t find it difficult to deal with Mercedes being behind its main rivals in terms of pace. In fact, he felt it helped bring new energy and concentration to everyone at Blackley and Brixworth.

“The fun element of what we’re hunting is a lot of fun because it’s a new situation. We’re embracing this opportunity,” he said.

“It hasn’t been the case since 2013, and I loved 2013. The team said it felt like the same pump as when I first joined. And it was Red Bull’s domination. They were just going to win the fourth championship. “

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Explanation of “speaking shit”

Wolff recently caused a ruckus when his comments appeared to be attacking fellow F1 team bosses Zak Brown and Christian Horner.

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper Osterreich, which was widely translated into English, Wolff was asked how he felt about comments from Brown, who suggested that Mercedes would have a whole new driver lineup in 2022.

Wolff is said to say: They just spread the shit. I do not mind. “

That interpretation of what he said was seen by some as a blatant attack on the bosses of his fellow teams.

But Wolff revealed that his comment didn’t come across exactly, and what he actually said was something completely different.

“I respect both of them,” he said. “I think it was completely misquoted and literally lost in the translation.

“I said,” they give each other a lot of shit, “and the way it was quoted is,” they speak shit, “and it’s not exactly the same.

“Zack is a large part of Mercedes’ family and a friend. With all the jokes between us, it’s not like I blame him.”

Wolff said the conversation between team bosses was an important factor in F1’s attention, as it showed that a fiercely competitive battle between teams was a reality.

“After all, this is very important because it’s a rivalry,” he added. “We are working in the same circus and we need to provide entertainment to our fans and viewers.

“But there are also rivals. Sometimes it can escalate hostility and it’s part of the sport. But don’t forget. It’s just a sport.”

– Motorsports

Wolff feels 2013 “pump” at Mercedes and reveals Brown’s comment

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