Franz Tost: Mercedes is ahead of Red Bull, Ferrari third

Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff sees the silver arrows of the formula 1 season in Spielberg, not as a favourite, his colleague Franz Tost, however, disagree

Franz Tost: Mercedes is ahead of Red Bull, Ferrari third

Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff sees the silver arrows of the formula 1 season in Spielberg, not as a favourite, his colleague Franz Tost, however, disagrees: "We now need to go out of the test results in Barcelona. The picture that has emerged out of there, it was pretty clear that Mercedes is ahead of Red Bull," says the AlphaTauri team boss to 'Sky'.

Because basically the cars in Spielberg are rides the same as for the test in Barcelona. Although most of the Teams have brought before the kick-off in Australia once again to Upgrade, but after that, the development was discontinued due to the corona crisis almost.

"There has been, in the meantime, no opportunity to further develop the car. And we were also not on the track," says Tost. "That is, I assume, that the balance of forces will be quite the same, as it has in Barcelona will be shown."

And because he now sees once a Mercedes ahead of the competition, no matter what says his compatriot Toto Wolff. Ferrari is behind Red Bull are only third force.

Behind them he sees the Mercedes-copy of Racing Point before a wide midfielder from McLaren, Renault, Alfa Romeo and Haas begins. "And, hopefully, we are in the process," said Tost, announcing, however, for the second race of the season, improvements: "For the second race and all the other we have individual Upgrades, especially in the aerodynamics area - provided for."

This article by Norman Fischer

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Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 22:26

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