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Wolff – A lot of potential in the Mercedes F1 W13



Wolff - A lot of potential in the Mercedes F1 W13

Toto Wolff is convinced that there is a lot of potential in the Mercedes F1 W13.

Mercedes have won the F1 Constructors’ Championship in each of the past eight seasons. The team also won the drivers’ title for seven consecutive years, from 2014-20. The Silver Arrows made headlines with this unique concept without pontoons.

It a nice package visually and the design is well executed and fairly different from all the others, but unfortunately that doesn’t mean it’s better or worse. Interestingly – but quite difficult to see – the sides of the sidepod are mechanically fixed to the floor and not just bonded there.

Is this in preparation for another change? The car didn’t look great and every corner looked like a different experience for the driver.

Mercedes will be burning the midnight oil in Bahrain and Brackley trying to get the best out of it for the race weekend. But the first race might just come too soon for them.

Mercedes released the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix preview featuring comments from team boss Toto Wolff. You can read the full preview below!

“The start of a new Formula One season is always exciting, and this year more than most,” Wolff said.


“With new technical and sporting regulations, there is so much to learn and discover as this new season begins.

“Barcelona was a productive first test of the W13, then we brought a big update to Bahrain for the pre-season test which resulted from a huge effort by the whole team. We completed good mileage, had solid reliability, and learned a lot about our new car, but it was not a straightforward three days for us.

“We tried plenty of set-up options and made good progress in understanding our limitations, and there’s still plenty of room for us to improve further. There is a lot of potential to unlock in the W13, and we know how much we relish the challenge of understanding the car and extracting the maximum from it, and this will be our focus for the coming days, weeks and months.

“It’s hard to say exactly where we’ll fit in the competitive order this weekend in Bahrain, but that’s what makes this new season and new era so exciting. It’s a clean slate for everyone and all to play for. Like we always say, what we love about F1 is that the stopwatch never lies – and we will get our first understanding of the competitive truth on Saturday in qualifying.

“I’m excited to see what the weekend has in store…,” the Austrian concluded.

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Wolff – A lot of potential in the Mercedes F1 W13

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