Toto Wolff: 'Mercedes had Ferrari-like struggle too'

Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
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Toto Wolff backs rivals Ferrari's efforts to win again in Formula 1.

Toto Wolff has backed Formula 1 rivals Ferrari's efforts to win again.

The Maranello team targeted wins and the title in 2016, but instead have fallen behind second-placed Red Bull.

Mercedes team boss Wolff said: "In a way, Ferrari today reminds me of Mercedes a few years ago.

"We struggled to put all the right people in the right places. It is hard, time-consuming work, but for us it paid off in the end," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The championship continues with the Malaysian Grand Prix next weekend.

Paddy Lowe, Mercedes Technical Executive Director looks on in the team garage during practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 27, 2015
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