Mercedes were exhausted ahead of summer break – Wolff | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Mercedes’ team principal Toto Wolff says Formula 1’s gruelling schedule this year has left the team exhausted at the mid-point in the season.

What they say

Wolff was asked if, following five race weekends in six weeks, the team were exhausted ahead of the summer break:

Yes. You see the team in the weekends, 21 weekends during the year, with all the flying that most of you know that. But the job doesn’t stop Sunday night.

On the contrary Monday morning, that’s really when it matters. Performance is 90% of the performance is made in the factory. And so we come back late Sunday night or early Monday morning and we have a normal office routine.

That with 21 races is extremely difficult to manage for all of us in the teams or any other teams.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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