Mercedes now ready to “move forward” with Concorde signing

Wolff said last Friday at Silverstone that Mercedes was not in a position to put pen to paper on F1’s new commercial terms for 2021, feeling the team had not been “treated in the way we should have been” through talks.

F1 responded to Wolff’s comments by saying it would “not be delayed any longer” in getting the new Concorde Agreement finalised, with a deadline set at the end of August.

Asked for an update on Mercedes’ position on talks ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Wolff revealed he had changed his view on matters after talks with F1 CEO Chase Carey.

“I’ve been pretty vocal after the meetings that we had within the team, to say this is what we need and these are the clarifications we need in order to move forward,” Wolff said.

“But I’ve changed my opinion in Silverstone. I don’t think that the teams will ever be united. Everybody tries to achieve some little deals outside everybody. There’s a blame culture in the media.

“So we have decided to move forward with Liberty. I’ve had some very constructive discussions with Chase over the last weekend, and most of the clarifications that we wanted to achieve have been discussed.

“I feel were are at a good point to sign the Concorde agreement and move on.”

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