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Toto Wolff fearful of mechanical failures

  • Published on 15 Nov 2016 10:10
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff fears that technical problems could decide the championship.

Nico Rosberg hold a slender 12 point lead in the championship over team mate Lewis Hamilton, who suffered a spate of reliability issues earlier in the season.

And Wolff feels that reliability could be key in Abu Dhabi in just under two week's time.

"What I fear most of all is technical problems, but it cannot be ruled out," said the Austrian.

Regardless of the outcome, it is generally considered that whoever wins the championship will be a deserving winner.

Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport said after Interlagos: "In the Brazilian rain, Rosberg had only to avoid risks and he did that."

And former Mercedes boss Ross Brawn added that while Hamilton is on form, "Nico has been impressive too.

"Whoever wins it will deserve it, but for his tenacity and determination, I'd edge slightly to Nico," he told The Guardian.

Meanwhile Hamilton feels he's now back on level terms with Rosberg after his early season woes.

"I am happy that in the same car I am beating Nico and he is driving at his best right now," he told British newspapers after winning in Brazil.

Hemex

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All Lewis has to do is punt Rosberg off at the start and it's his. I'm sure that thought has crossed his mind, after all it's been done before..... they know who they are

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  • Nov 16 2016 - 11:21

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  • ianf1

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    All Nico has to do is punt Hamilton off at the start and it's his. I'm sure that thought has crossed his mind, after all it's been done before..... they know who they are

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    • Nov 15 2016 - 22:05
    • Hemex

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      All Lewis has to do is punt Rosberg off at the start and it's his. I'm sure that thought has crossed his mind, after all it's been done before..... they know who they are

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      • Nov 16 2016 - 11:21

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