Formula 1: Mercedes principal Toto Wolf says his team could match the speed of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the Austrian GP …
Formula 1: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolf says his team could match Red Bull’s Max Verstappen’s pace at the Austrian GP in the Red Bull ring. But with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell crashing in the qualifying session, he is looking at the prospects of the team for the upcoming French GP. Follow Formula 1 updates with InsideSport.IN
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were both involved in the Austrian Grand Prix qualifier session crash at the Red Bull Ring when fans blew up Hamilton.
Despite both Silver Arrows failing to qualify, they did well at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton finished his third consecutive podium finish and his fourth in the Austrian GP this season and Russell fourth.
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💬 “When you think we had two car wrecks on Friday afternoon, that’s a strong result. But we miss two or three tenths to be able to run forward. ”
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After the Austrian GP, Wolf says: “It’s just that we’re missing a few tenths here and there. I think we’ve halved the gap in the last few months. We understand better, but we’re still third, fourth – we’re nowhere.
He added: “Of course [the qualifying crashes] Didn’t help, because even though you can set up and measure the car, it immediately puts you on the wrong foot. “
He was also heard to say, “But if I had tried to pick the positives with today’s race speed, if we had – which we didn’t – we could have started right from the top six, maybe we could have kept Max. [Verstappen] And I wasn’t that far away. “
Wolf added, “Paul Ricard must be right. It has sharp corners and a smooth pattern like silverstone, so at least on paper it shows that we can perform well there. ”
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