Toto Wolff says he is finding the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg “fascinating”.
Hamilton won the British Grand Prix while Rosberg retired to cut the gap between the two drivers to just four points. With the next round in Germany being a home race for both Rosberg and Mercedes, executive director (business) Wolff said it was making for enthralling viewing even if the team is enduring some bittersweet weekends as a result.
“We left Silverstone with mixed emotions after something of a rollercoaster weekend,” Wolff said. “Lewis produced a fantastic performance on Sunday - proving his strength by recovering from the disappointment of qualifying to take a brilliant and highly popular home win.
“For Nico, a strong weekend unfortunately did not yield the result he deserved and we have been working flat out since the race to find and resolve the problem. We can see the performance in the car, but bulletproof reliability is equally important if we are to maintain our advantage in the Championship through to the end of the season.
“Overall, however, Silverstone provided a memorable weekend for the team - and produced another strong advertisement for this new era of Formula One. Now we head to Germany and the home race of Mercedes-Benz with the Championship battle as close as it has been between our two drivers.
“This is an important weekend for them and equally so for the team, so we will be pushing harder than ever to make sure both cars take the best results. The next chapter in this fascinating contest awaits us and we are determined to put on a strong show.”