Wolf: “Properly managing expectations”
Today’s result was a “little ray of hope” for Mercedes, as Toto Wolff admits in “ORF”. But he also explains: “You just have to properly manage expectations.” On the one hand, of course, the World Cup should not be written off just yet.
“On the other hand, you can’t come into the race and now expect to push everything to the ground. It’s the kind of reaction that you have to do right. I don’t always succeed,” he admits.
The team leader explains: “We have a trend, […] Which makes it look better, and then you just have to keep working now and don’t hope for any miracles we’ll suddenly be up front at Silverstone.”
“I’ll accept it,” he explains, “but that’s unexpected.”
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What exactly is Alonso’s problem?
Unfortunately, Alpine cannot (yet) answer that for us. “I don’t know,” said team principal Otmar Szafnauer. “He complained of serious battery failures in the middle of the race. There may be a leak in the air system, but we still have to take a closer look at that.” sky’.
By the way, he is still satisfied with the result and explains: “We had high hopes. But the result is [das Ergebnis] Very well. We don’t fight the big teams. We scored good points against teams that are our direct opponent. Well really.”
Special praise for hiking
Starting at 17 on the grid, the Canadian finished in points in his home race. The P10 doesn’t look like much, but team manager Mike Krake explains: “This point doesn’t tell the whole story.”
“Lance was patiently driving, and he ran a very long first job on the hard tire to keep a train of cars behind,” he says, adding that Stroll “deserved” the last point.
Stroll himself says, “We had a great strategy for this race and I’m very happy”, with P10 (along with Imola and Miami) being my personal best of the season.
Zhou: Best result in Formula 1
After Bahrain, the Chinese only finished the points for the second time and say: “It was a very good weekend for me and the team. I’m really happy with P8 because it’s my best result in Formula 1 so far.”
“Today we did everything right on the track and in terms of strategy,” he says happily, explaining that we got everything out of the car. For his teammate, things went much better with the P7.
“Everything went well for me. The timing of the safety car was perfect,” he smiles and adds, “I’m also happy for Zhou. He has a solid pace and can gain a lot of self-confidence from this weekend.”
Seidl apologizes to drivers
We’ve heard Norris’ clear words before. Team boss Andreas Seidl understands this and explains: “Today we didn’t give Lando and Daniel the package they deserved.”
“So we have to apologize to them,” said Seidl, who spoke of “a very disappointing Sunday evening.” “It was a tough weekend overall,” the team boss sums up.
The car was too slow, there were reliability problems and then the stop was missed. “That’s why we didn’t earn any points today,” Seidl said, criticizing himself.
Mercedes: special praise for Russell
For the first time since the season opener in Bahrain, the Briton finished behind his teammate. He had previously finished ahead of Hamilton seven times in a row. Russell still gets special acclaim from Andrew Shovlin today.
“George surprised us with his ability to overtake cars in the first period,” he reveals and explains: “We picked a big winger in his car in qualifying to see what we can achieve in the rainy conditions yesterday.”
“But we expected this to be a disadvantage in the race. However, he was able to use this to attack in the corners and work his way across the field to fourth,” said Shovlin.
Red Bull is still overweight
Helmut Marko revealed it on “ORF”. “We are still fat and that’s the negative. The positive is that if we can do it that’s it [das] Once again a huge time advantage that we can gain there,” said the Austrian.
Regarding the weight of the rival Ferrari, he explains: “I don’t know anything about the race, but they exceeded it by half a kilogram in one of the last races, so it is much less than us and also much better than Mercedes.”
The fact that despite the extra pounds that was enough to win six pounds in a row is of course not good news for Ferrari & Co.
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