Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff has played down the significance
of George Russell’s radio messages in Brazil. The Brackley-based
squad endured a challenging weekend at the São Paulo Grand Prix
with Russell forced to retire late on in the race. Russell’s
team-mate Lewis Hamilton scored four points after crossing the line
in eighth place as both drivers struggled with high tyre
degradation throughout the race. Its weekend was so challenging
that Wolff described it as Mercedes’ worst weekend since it
returned to the grid as a manufacturer in 2010. Some of Russell’s
radio messages were broadcast during the race in which he was heard
taking issue with being stuck behind Hamilton, stating his race was
being compromised. Wolff plays down radio calls But Wolff has
asserted that there is little significance in his comments amid the
poor showing on the track. “No, I think the race and the messages
for us today are completely irrelevant,” Wolff told media including . “There was nothing to manage or nothing to say.
It’s a complete side show. I think the fundamental issue is that
the car was slow. “So I have no problem with things being
broadcasted or not, because whether it’s controversial or not,
fundamentally, if there is no performance like that, then who

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