Mercedes Weekend Austrian GP he gives formula 1 it was full of problems. The two drivers fell out of position, Lewis Hamilton was involved in contact at the start of the sprint race and George Russell did the same at the start of the official race this Sunday (10). Therefore, according to the chief executive and team principal Toto Wolff, Mercedes came very far behind.
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Wolff understands that Mercedes has improved a lot in recent times, but is still far from Red Bull and Ferrari. However, he assessed that without problems he thinks he could face the red-taurine cars in Spielberg. In the end, Hamilton and Russell were, respectively, third and fourth.
“We have closed the gap in the last two months and we understand better [o carro]. We are still the third force and we are in the middle of nowhere. If we take the positives from today’s race, I think we can stay close to Verstappen and not finish so far. We destroyed two of the three floors we had [com as batidas da sexta-feira]. It makes you late to leave.”
“We didn’t expect to be competitive here because of the nature of the track and the fact that it hasn’t been a good place for us in recent years. Paul Ricard must be fine. It’s a quiet circuit, like Silverstone, with fast corners and on paper it looks like we can do well .”
“We still don’t have the speed to stretch and I think we have a lot of pull and pull. It seems we don’t have enough power, but maybe it’s the steepness. The engine people will evaluate and make some improvements for the next race”, he concluded.
The 2022 season of formula 1 continues in two weeks, between 22 and 24 July, at Paul Ricard, in the French GP.