Formula 1: Devastating verdict from the Mercedes boss about his own car

Formula 1 “Inexcusable”

Mercedes boss makes devastating judgment on his own car

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“Like on three wheels” – Lewis Hamilton gets into his Mercedes

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Mercedes is experiencing a season to forget in Formula 1. The latest low point occurred at the São Paulo Grand Prix. After the race, team boss Toto Wolff doesn’t mince his words.

Toto Wolff didn’t sugarcoat anything after this severe setback for Mercedes. The team boss’s verdict after the completely disappointing performance of the two cars from the German Formula 1 racing team at the São Paulo Grand Prix was devastating. It was an inexcusable performance, “I’m at a loss for words,” said the 51-year-old Austrian: “The car felt like it was on three wheels, not four.”

In Austin, Lewis Hamilton initially came second, but was subsequently disqualified for violating the rules. Afterwards in Mexico, the 38-year-old record world champion finished second again. “What we did with it was terrible,” said Wolff on Sky.

Team boss Toto Wolff


In São Paulo, Hamilton ultimately crossed the finish line in eighth place. “A race to forget,” emphasized the 103-time Grand Prix winner, who hasn’t won in almost two years. “There are moments when it looks like the car is working and there are moments when it isn’t,” Hamilton said. Teammate George Russell even had to park the Silver Arrow, which was once again painted black this year, in the pits early.

There are also arguments about strategy

Russell also made it clear that he didn’t approve of the team’s strategy when he had to drive behind Hamilton for a while: “Are we working together here or are we each driving our own race?” he said.

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The hopes of at least one win of the season through Russell, like last year in Brazil, were already gone in the sprint. The Mercedes wore the tires too much. “Lewis survived out there – I’m just sorry for both of them,” said Wolff and, with a view to possible success in the remaining races in Las Vegas in two weeks and the following weekend at the season finale in Abu Dhabi, emphasized: “This car doesn’t deserve to win.”

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