Mercedes employer Toto Wolff was not in a resilient state of mind after the F1 French general practitioner although the group had actually scored its finest outcome of the period. Lewis Hamilton completed the race in P2, while his colleague George Russell completed in P3. Wolff mored than happy with the outcome attained by the group yet warned versus checking out way too much right into it.
Having claimed that, the outcome could not have actually been feasible if Charles Leclerc had actually not collapsed his Ferrari and also Carlos Sainz was not beginning the race at the rear of the grid. Mercedes was plainly an action behind both front joggers and also it appeared when Lewis Hamilton might not present much of a risk to Max Verstappen regardless of having fresher tires.
Speaking to the media, Toto Wolff worried that the group might not manage to obtain obsequious as a result of the outcomes. He claimed:
” W e require to remain simple, due to the fact that our vehicle is simply unsatisfactory to combat with the groups in the front. We‘ re doing not have 6 to seven-tenths the leaders. In certifying we have a hard time to bring the tires right into the optimum home window and also wear‘ t handle to draw out one of the most from the initial flying lap.“
” A nd after that in the race, we shed 3 secs at the beginning of the race, once we secure, we are really not so negative. We still have a great deal of job to do, yet I think we have the most effective individuals to do so. All in all, today was an excellent teamwork at track and also back at the manufacturing facilities and also we‘ re heading in the ideal instructions.“
Toto Wolff commended the Mercedes chauffeurs for removing the optimum from the vehicle
Looking at the race on the whole, Toto Wolff applauded both his chauffeurs George Russell and also Lewis Hamilton and also the method they took full advantage of the lead to the race. Lewis Hamilton began the race in P4 yet obtained the dive on Red Bull’s Sergio Perez at the beginning of the race, while Charles Leclerc’s accident raised him to P2. George Russell, on the various other hand, began the race in P6 and also had the ability to surpass Fernando Alonso and also Perez on his method to a solid P3 surface.
” O verall, the chauffeurs did a truly great work and also the teamwork was wonderful today. We‘ re removing the optimum that is feasible on race day presently. George was brilliant and also quickly, while Lewis was battling like a lion. Lewis is definitely on it and also maintains pressing the group. He maintains his favorable way of thinking, also on grim days like the other day and also he never ever quits pressing.“
Mercedes is currently just 44 factors behind Ferrari in the builders’ champion. It will certainly interest see whether the eight-time champ can surpass Ferrari as a result of its uniformity.