Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix by four seconds ahead of Bottas, as the Silver Arrows continue their dominance at the start of the season.
Through five races, Hamilton and Bottas have secured the top two spots every time, and currently hold a sizeable lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship standings.
Hamilton is currently on 112 points, with Bottas on 105. Their next nearest challenger is Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on 66 points.
Ferrari have struggled this season after incredible pre-season testing, and many believed that they would start to come good in Catalunya yesterday.
But they were unable to keep the pace, and their two drivers – Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc – finished fourth and fifth behind Verstappen and the two Mercedes stars.
With 17 races remaining, Ferrari and Red Bull still have plenty of time to find their form and compete with the Silver Arrows, but team principal Wolff is not worried.
“No fear. Both teams [Ferrari and Red Bull] have the right resources and have the tools that could easily make them rebound,” he said after the race in Spain.
“We’ve seen a weekend in Barcelona now that was probably one of the strongest we’ve had in seven years but we are swinging a little bit with the news.
“If we have a strong weekend from Ferrari in Monaco everybody will write and say this stops Mercedes and is this the end of the Mercedes dominance this year.
“If you see who was in front in winter testing it is very different to who is in front today, or even if you look in the fights in the midfield.
“It was two different aerodynamic concepts and maybe there is a certain truth in it but then there is never one question and one answer in Formula 1.”
Hamilton told Formula 1’s Paddock Pass that he felt the team is “creating history” with their success, and praised the work of the mechanics.
“I think I just got my good start and then once I got ahead, it was head down and don’t look back,” he said.
“I’m really grateful for this incredible team, they’ve brought some upgrades here that have really pushed the limits and added to the car’s performance.
“We’re creating history day by day, weekend by weekend, and I’m incredibly proud to be a part of that.
”We didn’t make a single mistake this weekend, which is rare, sometimes you look back and think of where you make mistakes or lost time, but I can’t think of any, which is good especially after a difficult day yesterday [qualifying].”
The F1 race calendar continues on Sunday May 26 with the Monaco Grand Prix.
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