Mercedes could make ‘radical changes’ if current plans are insufficient, says Toto Wolff
However, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton qualified six tenths away from pole position at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, the same deficit with which they began last season. Wolff acknowledged the team had pursued the wrong car concept and ordered sweeping changes to get Mercedes back on track.
Speaking at the recent Saudi Arabian GP, Wolff claimed that more bold decisions may be taken if the team’s next step is not enough to return Russell and Hamilton to regular race-winning form. He suggested that the team needs to extract more downforce all around the track, and that finding gains in this area will be their focus over the coming months.