Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff has conceded the team wasn’t
“adaptive” to circumstances in São Paulo Grand Prix qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will line up fifth and sixth on
the grid after failing to find the optimum track time as a storm
rolled over the Interlagos circuit during Q3. Max Verstappen, who
secured pole position, was at the front of the field followed by
Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari and Aston Martin duo Lance Stroll and
Fernando Alonso, who all secured top-four spots. The session was
red flagged and brought to a premature end as heavy winds, rain,
thunder and lightning hit the circuit. Verstappen, Stroll and
Alonso ‘stormed away’ “I think you see how marginal the differences
are in terms of out laps and temperatures,” Wolff told Sky Sports
F1 when addressing the team’s performance. “We weren’t adaptive
enough, so the Aston Martins stormed away, Max straight out of the
garage, with warm tyres, also stormed away and they were the
quickest cars. “We were a second – or eight-tenths – off the
previous time, and it shows what we should have done. “I think
between P1 and P8, everything is possible. [McLaren] got it [the
decision] even worse than us.”

Source:  Read More 

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *