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Toto Wolff anticipating teammate conflict - Mercedes boss ponders potential problems for the future

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Toto Wolff anticipating teammate conflict
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The Mercedes team have so far shown some impressive pace and dominance this season, but with great power comes great responsibility. Toto Wolff, Executive director (business), has admitted he is expecting there to be some problems at some point between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, not least because they’re both such equal drivers.

He says: “We have spent quite some time in discussing those things, discussing scenarios and situations. It is Mercedes and the team comes first… We will run into controversy and we will run into a situation that we have to manage. They are still very competitive creatures.”

Meanwhile, Red Bull have said they’re not convinced they can catch the German team this weekend in Bahrain, with team boss Christian Horner saying: “I think their advantage in Bahrain will possibly be larger than it was in Malaysia, because that is quite a power dominated circuit.”

He adds that in Malaysia, Mercedes had about half a second pace advantage on the straights. Red Bull, of course, are no strangers to domination, but they’re probably not used to seeing it from this particular angle.