Wolff - We have nothing to prove

19 October 2021 23:19:33 GMTPlus11
Toto Wolff remains relaxed

Team principal Toto Wolff insists Mercedes are at ease and have nothing to prove in their ongoing Formula 1 title battle with Red Bull.

Mercedes have been the dominant force during the turbo-hybrid era in Formula 1, winning a record seven consecutive Drivers' Championship titles, with Lewis Hamilton priced at 4/6 to add an eighth success this season.

The Silver Arrows have also claimed Constructors' Championship glory in each of the last seven years and their dominance has rarely been threatened over that time, bar a couple of fleeting challenges from Ferrari.

Things will happen as they need to happen.

Toto Wolff

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However, this season has seen Red Bull emerge as a more serious contender, and although Mercedes still hold a 36-point buffer at the top of the Constructors' standings, it is Max Verstappen who leads Hamilton in the Drivers' Championship battle.

With just six races remaining on this year's calendar, Verstappen's Red Bull could deny Mercedes an eighth successive title double, but despite that threat, Wolff remains relaxed heading into the final few weeks of the season.

Nothing to prove

"We have nothing more to prove after the seven years. We've set our records and we want to add to them, because we are ambitious and we hate losing," Wolff told Sky Sports.

"But we may as well enjoy that, because we have the best job in the world."

Wolff has also welcomed the challenge Red Bull has presented his team this season, but he is confident Mercedes' greater experience will see them over the line in both the Constructors' and Drivers' Championship battles.

"It's been seven years that we have been able to set the benchmark, this year it's much tougher, we know why," Wolff added.

"In the same way, we enjoy the fight. It comes with a certain easiness and I think that is advantageous in our situation. Things will happen as they need to happen."

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