Mercedes is unlikely to back down amid pressure from F1 rivals to agree to relax the current engine ‘freeze’.
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Nico Rosberg was all smiles after the Canadian grand prix, despite failing to win and grappling with technical problems.
Wolff admits he has been surprised in 2014.
Toto Wolff has admitted he is “surprised” grandee teams like McLaren and Ferrari have struggled so much in 2014. Mercedes has utterly dominated this year’s world championship so far, but after a slow start for reigning world champions Red Bull, the Renault-powered team is now closing the gap.
Some Renault-powered F1 drivers could run out of engines later in 2014, the French supplier has admitted.
Renault chief Rob White said the French marque’s recovery from its early-season struggle for power and reliability is still ongoing. “At the first test we were miles off. We were in a crisis,” he admitted to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, “but we didn’t panic.