Wolff happy with “damage limitation” weekend

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von Österreich 2021. Valtteri Bottas Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Austrian GP 2021. Valtteri Bottas

Toto Wolff has said he’s happy with how Mercedes went this weekend, admitting it was a damage limitation race.

Second and fourth was a good result for Mercedes at a track they are typically weak at, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton both having battles with the McLaren of Lando Norris during the race.

Wolff has said he’s happy with the weekend, acknowledging it was one of damage limitation for the 7 time champions.

“I think the result probably looks worse in terms of pace than the reality,” Wolff said. “We were stuck behind the McLaren which cost us a lot of time, otherwise our pace was good.”

“Lewis picked up some damage at turn 10 – I don’t think he was running particularly hard over the curb, it was just a piece that fell away so we need to understand what happened.”

“Overall, not a bad damage limitation weekend. Morale in the team is good, we could see the improvement in race pace was from last weekend so we are making progress and eventually we will be competing for the win again.”

“We are one DNF away from being right there in the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships so this is far from over.”

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