Mercedes' performance at the Austrian Grand Prix didn't turn out to be a good one. The fans of this team could not be satisfied after their two drivers; Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finished in 7th and 8th place. As a result of everything, Toto Wolff was disappointed, but he also realized that there was nothing else that they could do.
It was simply not possible to achieve a better result in such conditions because their car simply did not have the pace.
“The car had no pace today,” he said. "It’s a bruising day I would say because we had such a good upward trend and you have to take such a day.
There was no pace and no inkling why yet”. Lewis Hamilton struggled with braking. Toto Wolff revealed the potential reasons; “I think the moment you slide those tyres be it through braking or the corners you have no grip,” he added.
This is what happened”.
LEWIS HAMILTON AND HIS REACTIONS
Lewis Hamilton also commented on his disappointing performance. Although Ted Kravitz emphasized that Hamilton had braking problems, the Brit denied it. “There wasn’t a problem.
What problem?”-Hamilton asked. Hamilton clearly had a problem with his car, which was unable to match the performance of the others. His rivals, however, used this in order to gain a huge advantage over him. This was a surprise for the Briton who expected McLaren to perform so well.
“There was nothing wrong with the car. The car was fine. McLaren and Lando did a great job today, McLaren were super quick. Wasn’t expecting them to be as fast as they were but we weren’t expecting to be as slow as we were either.
This track just highlighted some areas for us to work on. Not the greatest of days. The way the car felt doesn’t surprise me”. Source: crash.net
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