Toto Wolff says that he still feels an atmosphere of “desire and hunger” within the ranks of Mercedes for even more success as the Silver Arrows come off securing their sixth world championship in a row, and wants to end the season positively in the remaining two races.
Mercedes have been dominant in the V6 hybrid engine era, but with a major F1 regulation change coming in 2021, there has been speculation that they could give up their position as a works team.
Whether it be for next season, or beyond, he wants the winning to continue.
“Last week we had the chance to celebrate the Championships with everyone at Brixworth and Brackley – the 1,500 men and women that form this amazing team and made this extraordinary success possible,” he said in his Brazilian GP preview.
“It is always a special moment and this year’s was particularly special as our sixth consecutive double sets a new benchmark in our sport.
“But despite this record-breaking achievement, I still feel a lot of hunger and desire for more achievements.
“There’s no sense of complacency, everybody is still determined to keep on improving. It’s an inspiring group of people that fully lives up to the Mercedes aspiration of being the best.”
There are two races remaining on the F1 calendar in Brazil and Abu Dhabi – both of which were won by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton last year – and Wolff wants to keep the momentum going into 2020 by achieving similar results before this season ends.
“We have two races to go in the 2019 season and we want to end this season on a high,” the Austrian continued.
“The next stop takes us to Brazil which brings back fond memories from last year when we were not only able to win the race but also secure the Constructors’ Championship at Interlagos.
“It’s a very short track which makes Qualifying particularly challenging as the margins are very small.
“We have generally not had the fastest car on Saturdays since the summer break, but we were able to take pole in Austin and will try to fight for a front row start again at São Paulo.”