Wolff admitted that Mercedes broke the rules
Team boss Toto Wolff admitted that his team at the Silverstone race tried to outwit their rivals at Williams with a playful stop in the pits, which is against the rules. In the 14th round of the UK Grand Prix, Mercedes mechanics put themselves in place to change tires, but Wolff said it was just a tactic to scare the Williams team. “It was a tactical move that we failed at,” he admitted. "We know Williams race car tires wear out faster, so we thought they'd get stuck and respond with their stop, digging themselves into trouble." They didn’t get stuck at Williams, and Wolff’s wife Susie, an otherwise Williams development racer, sent her husband a mocking message after a playful stop: “You think you can trick us, ha ha ha.