THE MOTORSPORT LAP
Mercedes to keep foot on throttle
The Singapore Grand Prix this past weekend gave Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton a further lead in the championship
Historically somewhat of a "bogey track" for the Mercedes-AMG F1 team, it seems the tide has changed this season with current championship leader Lewis Hamilton having put in a sterling qualifying lap, which he also managed to translate into an emphatic race win at this past weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. This has given the Brit a 40-point championship lead with six more races to go this season, but as that classic adage goes — it’s not over until it’s over – and this seems to be the mantra that the team will approach in the next six races. "Forty points’ advantage or zero makes no difference to us," says Mercedes-AMG F1 team boss Toto Wolff. "It’s six weekends to go. You can see like in Austria, we had a double DNF, how quickly it goes, and you are losing 25 points. In so far, we just have to look weekend by weekend and try to perform at our best and it’s only won when it’s won. There are marginal gains that will determine the outcome of this championship, because on performance l...