With the second and final week of testing about to get underway, one would assume that we have seen all the new 2017 Formula One contenders have to offer, however, according to Mercedes team boss Tot Wolff, Red Bull Racing are yet to show their real performance to the world….
Speaking to the sports official website, Wolff explained that even though Red Bull's Technical Director, Adrian Newey, has stated that the new Mercedes looks a lot more complicated than their car, he is convinced that the will mount a formidable challenge when they unleash their real car's abilities for the season opener in Melbourne at the end of the month….
“We are on very different philosophies,” he said when asked if Mercedes is more mature and so can handle a more complicated car. “Fundamentally it is all about extracting the maximum performance of the car, and whether this is through sophisticated work or a more simplistic approach is, at the end of the day, irrelevant. What counts is the performance of the car. "
"I have no doubt that whatever car Adrian and his team bring to the track will be a tough competitor to beat. My guess is that we haven't seen the Red Bull Racing car of 2017 yet.”