Wolff: 50 percent focus on 2014 in May
27 April 2013 – Mercedes is switched its focus towards the 2014 season, with the team set to partition 50 percent of its staff from next month. According to Executive Director Toto Wolff, who moved to the famous German marque from Williams earlier this year, believes that the title fight will then determine the finer details of the transition.
"We’re already working on 2014 and we’ll gradually raise the percentage of people working on next year’s car," Wolff told the official Formula 1 site. "I would say that in May we will reach a point where more than 50 percent will work on the 2014 car.
"There is no doubt that at a point in the summer everybody will switch their main resources to the 2014 car, as this is a very complex and complicated machine. Of course it all depends on where you are in the standings. Those who are fighting for the title will of course concentrate longer on this year’s car."
After the opening four races, Mercedes sits fourth in the Constructors' standings.