Toto Wolff explains why Mercedes’ debriefings sound like a “Williams assembly”

The last two races have not been particularly fruitful for Mercedes. Neither in Monaco nor in Azerbaijan Mercedes was able to deliver a good result. Of course, the debriefing after the race would have been quite awkward. Especially when you consider that Mercedes missed a colon classification on both occasions.

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To be honest, Toto Wolff and Mercedes have taken a straightforward approach. In other words, when they do their post-race analysis, they bring it all to the table. Strictly speaking, they don’t believe in sweeping everything under the rug because it can only weaken the team.

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“If you listen to a debriefing after a weekend we are first and second, you will think it was a Williams meeting about how it was last,” said Wolff. “I’m not saying that arrogantly, it’s just our culture: always being skeptical, never being good enough. So we stay vigilant to maintain our success and this process starts where it sometimes hurts. “

Why did Mercedes choose this approach?

According to Wolff, the most important thing for the team is brutal transparency. He insisted that the German giants must learn from mistakes, no matter how painful they are. This is because the most disappointing races can help them grow the most. That’s why he and the team have to brutally analyze their races.

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Formula 1 F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff at the FIA ​​press conference FIA ​​/ Handout about REUTERS

Only then can they apply the knowledge they have gained for the next race. At the same time, you can incorporate it into the future development of every component of your car. That is why the Mercedes team boss really insisted on promoting a culture of transparency within the team.

At the end of the day, everyone on the team has the same goal and wants to create a safe environment. Likewise, they want to use the power of people’s collective intelligence to solve problems. At the moment, Mercedes can only lower its head and attack at the next race in France this weekend.

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