Despite seeing improvements with the Mercedes upgrades at the Circuit of the Americas, Toto Wolff expresses disappointment that the team is still not winning, with Lewis Hamilton coming close to victory but ultimately being outperformed by Max Verstappen.
‣ Toto Wolff is pleased with Mercedes upgrades working at Circuit of the Americas
‣ Mercedes is still “in pain” because they are not winning
‣ Hamilton was left on the circuit during the race as they considered a one-stop strategy
‣ Mercedes have made improvements and performed well at COTA
In the aftermath of the United States Grand Prix, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff reflected on the team’s performance and shared his thoughts on their progress. Despite seeing improvements in their car’s performance on the Circuit of the Americas, he admitted that the team is still in pain because they are not winning races.
Wolff explained that their strategy to push for a one-stop instead of reacting to Max Verstappen’s pitstop was a valid decision at the time, considering that they believed they had the quicker car. However, it ultimately cost them the race as they lost valuable time over two laps. He expressed his frustration, stating, “That’s what lost the race.”
Nevertheless, Wolff acknowledged that Mercedes has made progress and performed well at the Circuit of the Americas, a track that suits their car better compared to races like Suzuka. He emphasized, “Now we’re going to a few tracks that should make the car happier.”
Overall, the team understands the importance of learning from their mistakes and constantly striving for improvement. As Wolff concluded, “It’s a hate-losing race, and the whole team is in pain…we will just try to get better.”
In conclusion, despite the Mercedes upgrades bringing about positive results on the Circuit of the Americas, the team’s desire to win remains unfulfilled. Toto Wolff’s insights give fans an inside look at the emotional turmoil within the Mercedes camp and their determination to improve their performance in the upcoming races.