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Mercedes stopped developing 2020 car "a long time ago"

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has revealed his team stopped development on this year's car "a long time ago" in order to focus on next season's W12. While other teams appear to be continuously bringing upgrades to their cars for this season, Mercedes has opted to call a halt to progress on the W11. Article continues under video It explains why Red Bull's Max Verstappen was closer than he has been all season to Mercedes in qualifying, and was able to at least keep Valtteri Bottas initially, and then Lewis Hamilton in his sights throughout the race, even if not in a position to attack. Asked whether his team had finished updates for this year, Wolff replied: "We finished...
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