Only Red Bull ‘screw-up’ will prevent F1 clean sweep, says Wolff


Max Verstappen took a record 10 th successive F1 success at the Italian Grand Prix as he conquered a strong difficulty from Ferrari to continue Red Bull’s ideal run in F12023

And although there are still 8 races to address a range of tracks, competitors are sceptical about there being any regular situations under which Red Bull’s supremacy can be stopped.

For Wolff, whose Mercedes group stays the last non-Red Bull clothing to have actually won a race when it thrived at last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix, there is no idea that any of the staying circuits use a much better opportunity than Monza of stopping Red Bull.

” I believe they require to screw it up themselves in order not to win every race this season,” stated Wolff, who went on to recommend that it would be a remarkable accomplishment if Red Bull protected a best win haul.

” And by the method, that’s a record I would believe is an excellent one since that is excellence. We didn’t make it due to the fact that our 2 pressed each other out in Barcelona [in 2016] and after that we had an engine failure in Malaysia.”

Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO, Mercedes-AMG

Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO, Mercedes-AMG

Photo by: Michael Potts/ Motorsport Images

Wolff’s recommendation to the significance of the clean-sweep record follows he totally dismissed the worth of Verstappen’s 10 th succeeding win at Monza.

” For me these type of records are totally unimportant,” he stated. “They were unimportant in our excellent days in Mercedes, and I do not understand the number of races we won in a row. I didn’t even understand that there was a count of the number of races you win.

” Therefore, asking me for talking about some accomplishment is tough since it never ever contributed in my entire life. The outcome itself reveals that a fantastic motorist in a fantastic automobile is completing on an exceptionally high level.”

While Red Bull has actually hailed Verstappen’s record-breaking 10 th successive win, the group is still not getting brought away about the potential customers of choosing the tidy sweep.

Team primary Christian Horner stated that the next race in Singapore would maybe use among the greatest obstacles of the season.

” We’ve won 14 races out of 14 up until now, so to be leaving the European season unbeaten is something we might have never ever pictured,” he stated.

” To win a grand prix is hard enough, to win 14 in a row, or 24 out of the last 25, that implies each and every single member of the group is doing their part.

” We’re racing versus some huge challengers, and we’re simply taking it one race at a time. The next race in Singapore, it’s a street circuit, it’s one of the hardest on the calendar. We saw in 2015 how risky it can be, so we simply do our finest to keep this momentum running.”

Despite Verstappen continuing his winning streak, Wolff thought that the Italian GP had actually used some great home entertainment thanks to Ferrari taking the battle to Red Bull.

” I believe it’s excellent that Ferrari is on the podium and possibly they deserved it a bit more,” he stated.

” It was rather amusing at the end, seeing it. I had some flashback memories that came near my mind of are we interfering or are we letting them press each other out?

” I believe excellent, fantastic phenomenon for the tifosi. It provided some great home entertainment and it’s simply an amazing atmosphere here. It does not go any much better than Monza.”

Additional reporting by Megan White

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