Wolff: Mercedes will remain “really aggressive” against Red Bull

Wolff Mercedes will be "really aggressive" against Red Bull

Toto Wolff, Mercedes Formula 1 Boss, claims that his team would remain “really aggressive” against the title rival Red Bull.

Lewis Hamilton scored his 100th grand prix victory, the only driver to claim the distinguish status. It also provided the Mercedes driver to regain the lead.

Max Verstappen had to start from the end of grid because of an engine penalty. He managed to finish behind Hamilton, which helped him in minimizing the lead.

Mercedes has advanced its constructors’ championship lead by 33 points over Red Bull. The team manged to increase the gap because of Valtteri Bottas who managed to finish fifth.

Hamilton admired Verstappen for securing his position on podium behind himself and claimed it be a “dream result”.

Wolff conceded to his team difficulties that required attention at earliest. But he insisted that issues could not put the team in a defensive position against Red Bull.

“In a way, we’re not maximising our points scoring, and the same today,” Wolff said after the race.

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“I think quali was all decisive. Valtteri going back [after an engine penalty] we knew was difficult, and we ended up with a first and fifth, and that is very good, no doubt about that, and it’s Lewis’s 100th victory.

“But Max recovered in a spectacular form, and that is not good for the championship.

“So in a nutshell, we just need to continue to be really aggressive in how we approach this season, not be defensive, but just move forward, in order to score these big points.

“Because neither us nor the others are really good in maximising the points at the moment.”

Title rival teams, Mercedes and Red Bull, this season has failed to secure 1-2 finish so far. McLaren, currently third on constructor’s championship, only manged to win 1-2 finish at Monza.

Mercedes had remained favorite at Sochi and Monza. But Wolff insisted that historical patterns were non-reliable because of twisted 2021 regulations.

“I stopped trying to anticipate whether it’s historically a strong race for us, because everything with the new regulations, everything changes, so has changed so much,” Wolff said.

“Definitely, we knew that Monza and Sochi would be coming more towards us. And the reality is we are where we are, and this is the points gap and I doubt that any of the two teams will make massive swings up or down.

“It’s just about, really, to continue to do the best possible job.”

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