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Toto Wolff

Wolff confident of fixing inherent Mercedes issue

Despite an improved showing lately, Mercedes are still suffering from rear-end instability, which Toto Wolff says can be fixed this year.

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Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff is confident that his team can fix an inherent weakness at the rear of the W14.

The Silver Arrows recently abandoned the eye-catching 'zeropod' design in favour of a more conventional layout and were rewarded with a double podium finish at the Spanish Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton also subsequently taking third place in Montreal.

However, despite an uptick in performance, drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have previously complained about a lack of rear-end stability, prompting speculation that Mercedes may have to wait until 2024's new chassis in order to fix it.

Wolff moved to allay those concerns, though, saying the W14's rear-end issue could be rectified this year.

"I think we can fix it," Wolff told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"It is aero, it is the mechanical concept. It's all intertwined. There's not one thing."

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