Toto Wolff. Picture: TeamTalk
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Ferrari did not present their true tempo throughout their latest testing.
Not like in earlier years, Ferrari did not shine throughout pre-season testing.
Initially, the Scuderia put that right down to specializing in the lengthy sport quite than the winter testing championships.
Nevertheless, as time went on, murmurs started suggesting that Ferrari’s 2020 automotive, the SF1000, is lower than scratch.
Ferrari later admitted simply that with crew boss Mattia Binotto saying he’s apprehensive about how the crew will carry out within the early races.
These early races have been on maintain as the beginning of the 2020 season was stopped brief in its tracks again in March.
As a substitute, the championship will start subsequent month with a double-header on the Austrian Grand Prix.
Mercedes motorsport boss Wolff reckons that’s when F1 will really see Ferrari’s tempo.
“The Ferrari engine was very sturdy final season, and I believe we haven’t but seen the true energy of the Ferrari engine in winter testing,” Wolff instructed Motorsport-Whole.com.
“Solely in qualifying [in Austria] will we lastly have the ability to see the place everybody stands, however as all the time, I’m very pessimistic.
“On our facet, we have to shut the hole with Ferrari and ensure we’ve got a dependable and strong energy unit.”
Ferrari, although, isn’t Mercedes’ solely competitors.
Wolff added: “Nor ought to we exclude Honda and Renault, as a result of the extent appears to be pretty uniform.”
– TEAMtalk media