Wolff: At one point I thought Lewis had a chance
Toto Wolff admitted that when Verstappen was stuck behind Leclerc, he thought Lewis had a chance to win
Lewis Hamilton was in the lead during the Austin race and Mercedes team leader Toto Wolff admitted that when Verstappen was stuck behind Leclerc, he thought Lewis had a chance to win.
Toto Wolff: "At a certain stage, when Lewis was leading with an advantage of six seconds and it seemed that the opponents would not be able to win back, I thought we had a chance.
Unfortunately, the car didn't have enough speed on Hard tires, and we simply didn't have any new Mediums, but at some point the victory seemed quite real.
When Max was ahead of Charles, and Lewis could not go at the same pace, we understood that he would have nothing to oppose the attack”.
Toto Wolff: “Perhaps our expectations were a bit high before the start of the weekend, but overall it turned out to be positive. We are making steady progress and have taken another step forward.
Our dynamics are now similar to the rising stock price, but it is obvious that in addition to the ups and downs are possible”.