Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff spoke on the sidelines of the unveiling of the new Mercedes W14, which will compete in the upcoming F1 World Championship 2023, with Lewis Hamilton as lead driver. The team principal spoke clearly about Mercedes' aspirations and ambitions for the new season, which is about to begin.
Wolff explained: "Our hope and our expectation is always to be able to fight for the world championship. However our rivals last year were very strong and we are working to recover. Fighting for the supremacy requires resilience, work team spirit and determination.
We will face the challenges that arise, putting the team first and leaving no stone unturned. We will do our utmost to get back in front and I hope 2023 will be proof that we have figured out how to solve problems and improve the whole package of the car."
Toto Wolff shows the new Mercedes W14 2023!
Wolff then added: "The W13 had potential that we failed to unlock, we hope we have kept its strengths and addressed the weaknesses. Last year we were overweight and for this year we have been trying to figure out where we can save every single gram.
The car will have some parts in raw carbon and others painted in matt black. In 2020 when we chose this livery, the main reason has been to champion the causes of diversity and equality, which are always close to our hearts.
At that moment the color black became part of our DNA, so we are happy to use it again." In 2022, the W13 of the Silver Arrows was certainly not among the best single-seaters produced between Brackley and Brixworth, but Toto Wolff's men are determined to make last season only a momentary departure from the top.
Toto Wolff, who is co-owner, managing director and team principal of the team, was also present at the presentation of the new W14. We recall that the last two F1 world championships were won by Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
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