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Wolff on Mercedes' approach to finale: It's all or nothing

Toto Wolff is expecting an "intense" end to the eventful 2021 F1 season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Toto Wolff has revealed how Mercedes are approaching what will be an "all or nothing" weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships will be decided during the race at the Yas Marina Circuit, with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on equal points whilst Mercedes have a 28-point lead over Red Bull. Although Wolff admits that it will be an "intense" event, he believes that the team will do their best to stay focused on what they need to do. "The final race will be intense, but it's important to not get distracted, to just keep our heads down, our feet on the ground and bring the performance that we had last time out [in Saudi Arabia]," Wolff said in Mercedes' race preview. "We're grateful to still be in this fight. The fact that both championships will be decided at the season finale proves just how hard both sides have been challenging each other and pushing each other forward. "It's all or nothing for the season finale and that's amazing for the sport, amazing for the fans and amazing for all of us, too."

A new challenge

As well as looking forward to the championship being decided, Wolff is keen to see how the changes that have been made to the track in Abu Dhabi will impact the racing. "We're also relishing the challenges of racing in Abu Dhabi this weekend, at a circuit that has gone through quite a few changes since we last raced there," the Team Principal explained. "There are new sections of track to understand and that really is a step into the unknown for everyone, so it's going to be another exciting weekend!"

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