TOTO WOLFF has echoed Lewis Hamilton’s bleak predictions as Mercedes’ struggles proceed in Imola.
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Toto Wolff has agreed with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell that the group can not combat close to the entrance in at present’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola. The Mercedes group principal claimed the weekend was a ‘full write-off’ and has warned followers to not count on a miracle.
The Austrian stated this may go down as ‘one other humbling expertise’ for the group who will begin twelfth and 14th this afternoon.
Wolff stated: “I feel factors scoring must be the minimal however this isn’t the place we set our expectations and due to this fact this weekend is a whole write-off. You may say that we try to be taught however we weren’t nice with tyre warm-up and that’s the reason there’s not lots that we will actually [do].
“There isn’t any miracle that you would be able to count on on the race begin. And since the overtaking is so troublesome – we will make up positions, we confirmed it on Saturday – however not shortly sufficient and due to this fact past the truth that we’re studying, it’s one other humbling expertise.”
Mercedes weekend began poorly on Friday as each Hamilton and Russell had been knocked out of Q2.
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Toto Wolff agrees with Lewis Hamilton over Mercedes fortunes (Picture: Getty)
The pair dropped a spot every initially of Saturday’s dash and had been then caught behind a practice of automobiles for almost all of the race. It means Russell will begin the race from the place he certified in eleventh with Hamilton a spot decrease in 14th.
Hamilton reduce a annoyed determine after the dash race whereas the seven-time champion additionally wrote off any possibilities of securing his eighth crown. The Briton claimed all of the group was aiming for at this stage was to ‘enhance and progress’ all through the marketing campaign.
He stated: “That is the state of affairs that we’re confronted with however, everybody’s received their head down, everybody’s working as arduous as they will. We’re clearly not preventing for this championship however, we’re preventing to know the automotive and enhance and progress by way of the yr. That’s all we will hope for proper now.”
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Lewis Hamilton will begin 14th on Sunday (Picture: Getty)
Saturday’s outcomes imply Mercedes drop to 3rd within the constructors’ standings whereas Russell strikes to 3rd. The Mercedes rookie additionally performed down expectations of a shock Mercedes comeback this afternoon,
He stated: “I feel technique goes to be key and we will need to do one thing totally different to our competitors and that can give us a possibility to combat and transfer up the grid. I am certain we’ll perceive extra tonight however it should be tough.”