Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he understands the frustration over Mercedes’ dominance of the sport.
Silver Arrows’ five consecutive one-two finishes set a new record for the best-ever start to a Formula 1 campaign, leaving it comfortably ahead in both world championships.
The sport came under increasing scrutiny for its current state following an underwhelming Spanish Grand Prix. The Formula 1 community is showing signs of frustration with the dominance, while Liberty Media themselves find it concerning.
Wolff reminded people that Mercedes are in Formula One for a reason.
“We’re really trying to perform as well as we can. We pushed the benchmark and we push the needle and we try to be better as a group every single day and every single year,” Wolff told Crash.net. “This team coming together with the struggles that we had in the winter is just a super satisfaction for the team and the group and this is what my personal feeling is.
“Then on the other side if I take myself out from my Mercedes standpoint and all of the group, of course as a fan you want variability and unpredictability,” he continued. We all enjoyed Liverpool coming back as strong as they did and Spurs making it against all odds. I had the laptop on my knees watching the game when we saw Liverpool beating Barcelona.
“As a fan and as a spectator, I can relate to the sport needing to have a certain variability. But where we are, it can’t be an objective for us. I also feel that it’s bad karma if we were to really think that we are walking on water – then next weekend you’re going to get one in the face for sure.”