After two races, Mercedes are with out a podium – the final time this occurred was in 2012.
With the W14 not performing as anticipated, Mercedes confirmed its intention to observe a completely totally different improvement path and modify its idea automotive.
Mercedes’ stuttering efficiency led to a variety of feedback from Hamilton, who claimed the workforce had not listened to his feedback on final 12 months’s automotive.
In an interview with sky sports activities throughout the Saudi Arabian GP weekend, Wolff mentioned Hamilton merely had “one other perspective” and was staying on board with the workforce shifting ahead.
“As a workforce, we do not like to color a greater image than he’s,” Wolff mentioned. “We’re sensible. Even in good years, you doubted it was ok.
“So now we’re in a scenario the place we all know it isn’t ok. It is not sensible to make it look higher to the surface world or internally. Seems like Lewis, saying these items, just isn’t aligned with the workforce. However he’s. In actual fact, we wish the identical factor: to win world championships.
“A few of us had a unique view of how you can do issues. Others had one other perspective. In the long run, all of us determined collectively to stay with the idea and make it work, inspired by the outcomes on the finish of (final 12 months). We had been completely mistaken.
“He was one of many guys who mentioned ‘I do not really feel good on this automotive’.”
Wolff admitted that Mercedes wanted to “reinvent themselves” in the event that they had been to search out their means again to the title within the close to future.
“We have to change our philosophy by way of trying on the information, analyzing it,” he added. “We now have to reinvent ourselves. As laborious as it’s, given the lap occasions, it is a crucial evil.
“The workforce is happier with me this 12 months than final 12 months. I’m emotional. When I’ve moments of anger, they only say “it is Toto”. As a human being, I improved, to be extra balanced.