Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Red Bull and Ferrari dominance in F1 is to blame for lack of entertainment

Toto Wolff has blamed this season’s futile Formula 1 race at rivals Red Bull and Ferrari.

The two teams have won all eleven races between them this year, and there does not seem to be much danger of collective dominance in the individual or constructors’ standings.

Mercedes returned to the team after struggling with problems but hinted at a recovery in the last two races, with Lewis Hamilton third in a row.

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Of course, some may call Wolff a hypocrite, given that Mercedes took control of Formula 1 before this season’s new rules took effect, winning eight consecutive constructors’ titles and seven of the last eight drivers’ titles.

Austrian team boss Wolff said: “I think the reason for the lack of entertainment in the race is that there is a huge gap between the teams.

” If you have [Red Bull’s Max] Verstappen disappears into the distance, the two Ferraris were the only entertainment during the race, and then we find ourselves in the middle of nowhere, in no man’s land.

“Then others lag behind, then we have DRS trains.

“It can’t make a good fast sprint. »

Wolff’s former training partner, Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Mercedes have made a leap in performance of late and could even challenge for the opening round of this weekend’s French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard.

“We will wait for them [Mercedes] Hurry up with Rickard,” Horner said.

“They show flashes of being here or there.

“The last two races have been pretty good for them and there’s no indication I’m thinking about the pigs, so it looks like they’re slowly coming back into the game.”

“I think they will be rivals. They keep scoring.

“I don’t know how many are with manufacturers or drivers” [championships] For now, but sometimes driving more cars is good, sometimes it can be bad.

“But I think it’s great for the fans to have six cars fighting for wins.” »

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