While other teams are expected to finalise their power units by mid-February, Mercedes can now focus on other aspects of the car to give them the best advantage possible with sweeping changes to the sport’s regulations expected to cause big changes.
A new era of F1 begins in the upcoming season, with new rules set to make for closer, more exciting races.
There has been a focus to increase the potential for overtaking and, therefore, lead to a more competitive field.
And Wolff is wary but excited about the prospect of their challenge from Red Bull expanding throughout the grid.
Earlier this week, he said: “We are all operating under the same financial cap, and the concepts are very new.