Wolff optimistic as Mercedes leave Melbourne in a ‘better state’

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Toto Wolff has praised drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton after they achieved P3 and P4 respectively within the Australian Grand Prix.

					Wolff optimistic as Mercedes leave Melbourne in a 'better state'

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Toto Wolff has been left feeling optimistic after the Australian Grand Prix, with Mercedes having achieved a powerful double factors end.

The workforce have confronted a troublesome begin to the 2022 season, resulting from issues with their automobile together with a persistent challenge with porpoising.

Nonetheless, the Silver Arrows got here away from Melbourne with a maybe higher than anticipated consequence. George Russell benefited from timing his pit-stop with a Security Automobile, and as such was in a position to take P3, marking his first podium end with Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton was solely a bit underneath three seconds behind in fourth, which means that the Brackley-based squad are presently second within the Constructors’ Championship standings.

Wolff happy with "classes discovered" in Melbourne

As such, Wolff is happy with the step ahead that the workforce have taken throughout their go to to Albert Park.

“We’re leaving Melbourne in a greater state than once we arrived – extra classes discovered, extra knowledge to analyse and extra factors on the board,” Wolff defined after the race.

“Clearly we’ve not received the tempo but to problem Ferrari and Pink Bull, however we all know the place we have to search efficiency. One issue that leaves me very optimistic for the longer term is the mindset and energy of the workforce.

“Everybody within the UK, in Stuttgart and within the travelling race workforce is pulling collectively each ounce of effort now we have to sort out the efficiency gaps with dedication and a deep starvation.”

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Russell and Hamilton's partnership praised by Wolff

Another excuse that Wolff is feeling constructive after the Australian Grand Prix is right down to the efficiency of Russell and Hamilton, and he has additionally acknowledged the energy of their partnership.

“Seeing Lewis and George carry out at an exceptionally excessive stage as we speak, with a software that’s clearly not on the tempo of the leaders, is one other instance of the spirit of this workforce,” the workforce boss added.

“We’re optimistic but life like on the timeline for enchancment and the benefit our opponents have, however P3 and P4 helps us go away Australia with a very good feeling.

“Each drivers deserved the rostrum as we speak, Lewis was unfortunate with the timing of the Security Automobile however the partnership between the 2 and the way they work with each other epitomises the general spirit of the workforce.”

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