Toto Wolff has backed F1 rival Ferrari’s efforts to win again in formula one.
The fabled Maranello team targeted wins and the title in 2016, but instead has 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.