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Toto Wolff

Wolff fires back at Red Bull dominance

The Mercedes team boss makes a key point about the current Red Bull domination.

Toto Wolff has hit back at Red Bull's dominance in Formula 1 it won the first 12 races of the 2023 season.

Out of those 12 races, only two of them have been won by Sergio Perez while the rest have been taken by Max Verstappen.

Mercedes enjoyed a similar period of unchallenged dominance between the 2014 and 2016 seasons, when both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battled for the title.

But Wolff points out a key difference when speaking to media, including RacingNews365: "I don't know whether our dominance was similar or less. I think we had years where we did it in the same way.

"But at least we had two cars that were fighting each other so that caused a little bit of entertainment for everyone. That's not the case at the moment."

Red Bull exploit more

Red Bull introduced a significant update at the Hungarian Grand Prix, which enabled it to finish over 30 seconds ahead of its nearest rivals at the last two races before the summer break, Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc, respectively.

Wolff believes that the update package increased the gap even more at the top: "I often say that it's a meritocracy and it's up to us to fight back. Did we expect that gap? Certainly not.

"I think with the last step of the upgrade, it seems to me they made another advantage that they were able to exploit.

"But it always gets me back to the point of, we've just got to dig in and do the best possible job."

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