Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff believes his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are now in a title fight against Red Bull and Max Verstappen.
Following his spectacular victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix Verstappen has moved up to second in the F1 drivers’ standings on 77 points, 30 behind leader Hamilton, despite retiring in the first race in Austria.
Prior to last weekend Wolff had consistently cautioned that the season was far from over, despite dominant performances from Mercedes in the early races, and he believes that Verstappen’s Silverstone win proved that the contest is still open.
“I think we have,” he said when asked if F1 now has a title fight. “I kind of enjoy the situation because everyone was saying, ‘OK, this is going to be a walk in the park for Mercedes,’ and here we go.
“That wasn’t at all a walk in the