Wolff says Ferrari win positive for Formula 1

By on Monday, March 30, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that Ferrari's victory at the expense of the reigning champions in Malaysia is good news for Formula 1.

Wolff's outfit was defeated in a straight fight - without the interference of wet weather, reliability or collisions - for the first time since the new regulations were introduced at the start of the 2014 campaign.

"We were beaten fair and square by Ferrari and Sebastian [Vettel], who did a fantastic job, and I'm not sure we could have matched their long run pace at any point," he said.

"They took a well-deserved win. We saw on Friday that Kimi [Raikkonen] was really strong in these hot conditions, with the track over 60 degrees, and that was confirmed in the race.

"Of course, it's easy to be clever after the race looking at things we could have done better and there are certainly plenty of points that could have been optimised. But we take these decisions together as a team and this is the moment to stay calm, do our analysis and learn what we can improve for next time.

"But I think we can also take a step back and look at the sport. Always it seems that when people are making the most noise about changing the rules, Formula One delivers. It was the case in Bahrain last year and we saw it again today. It wasn't a perfect day for Mercedes but it was a good one for Formula One."

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