Yet speaking to Autosport, Wolff has stated that the team are not going to bide their time until the new engine regulations take hold in two years.
Wolff: Mercedes will fight back in 2024
“I don't want to give up on the recovery and say, 'Well, let's wait for 2026, new car, new engine'," he said.
“There is two more important years to go. I want to see it as a testament for the strengths of the team that we are capable to recover and race for championships. That's our clear objective.”
“Looking at the odds, very difficult," Wolff continued as he addressed Mercedes' attempt to return to the top.
"Looking at performances of other teams, how Aston Martin has done over the winter [from 2022 into 2023], McLaren recovered a second with an upgrade they expected to come in at 0.25 seconds… There is a sweet spot that you need to find and that unlocks more potential.
“I think the biggest contributor is that the drivers start to have a car that they can trust, which they can't at the moment.”
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