Wolff: Mexico is the hardest race left for Mercedes
Toto Wolff believes that out of the four remaining races on the F1 calendar in Mexico, the United States, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi, this weekend’s event at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will be the most difficult to navigate for Mercedes.
Two weeks ago at the Japanese GP. the Silver Arrows claimed their sixth constructors’ championship in a row, and will secure a double with the drivers’ title whenever Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas earn enough points to defeat the other.
With both of their drivers still fighting, even if it is against each other, Mercedes know the season isn’t over, but Wolff reckons Mexico will present a major obstacle to the double being won this weekend.
"There is no sense of entitlement in this team for future success, so we were quickly back to our usual race preparation routine after Japan," the team principal said in his preview of the race in Mexico City.
"We know that the four remaining races are not going to be easy and we expect Mexico to be the most difficult one for us.
"The high altitude of the track brings some fairly unusual challenges as the low air density affects the downforce of the car, the cooling and the engine performance.
"It's a combination that doesn't particularly suit our car, but we will give it everything to try and limit the damage.
Each year, the Mexican fans prove themselves to be some of the most passionate in the world, and with the race being saved for the next three years thanks to a new deal, Wolff is expecting the festivities to be huge.
"We look forward to the fight and to the amazing Mexican crowd that shares our love for racing and turns the weekend into a brilliant celebration of motorsport," he added.
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