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Wolff warns job isn’t done for Mercedes

“I think you can only count records once you close the book. I don’t see us closing the book at the moment. We enjoy what we do and that’s why I’m not looking at this at the moment.”

With Ferrari having had a quicker car on a number of occasions this season, Wolff rates the 2018 season as the toughest battle Mercedes has faced regardless of the final outcome.

“They’re all very different … but this one is most definitely the hardest because it swung so many times. There was the 2016 season where we won 19 out of 21 races and that was nice and enjoyable, less stressful, but there was also the risk of (complacency) that really motivated us to be the first team that wins the championship after regulation changes. We did it, and this one was gloves off to fight all year.”

Vettel won last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix with Raikkonen in third place, and the pair have ensured Ferrari has outscored Mercedes by 23 points over the past two rounds, something that Scuderia team principal Maurizio Arrivabene is using as motivation for the remainder of the year.

“Thanks to the efforts of the team, both at the track and back in Maranello, the constructors’ championship is still undecided and the team has closed the points gap over the past two races,” Arrivabene said. “We are therefore determined to fight all the way to the finish, starting with the next GP in Brazil.”

Source: Racer