Toto Wolff admits he is tired of Mercedes W14’s poor pace after Lewis Hamilton’s Qualifying result at Abu Dhabi GP

Wolff and Hamilton are disappointed with the W14's poor performance at the Abu Dhabi GP.


Toto Wolff admits he is tired of Mercedes W14’s poor pace after Lewis Hamilton’s Qualifying result at Abu Dhabi GP

Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton (via IMAGO)

The Mercedes racing team’s golden boy Lewis Hamilton sustained a disappointing qualifying session at the Abu Dhabi GP. The Briton failed to clear Q2 in the session to finally reach Q3 for the Sunday race. Hence, Toto Wolff has also expressed his frustrations with the poor performance of the W14.

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Lewis Hamilton qualified P11 at the Abu Dhabi GP and saw an early and disappointing exit from the qualifying session. Subsequently, after the race, Toto Wolff and Hamilton highlighted the issues with the car at the Abu Dhabi GP and expressed their distress about the W14.

Talking about the qualifying session, Wolff admitted that the session just did not come together for the Brackley-based outfit. The Austrian boss also explained his expectations for a better performance at higher temperatures on the track.

It just didn’t come together, Probably that’s what was in the car. But our expectations were higher temperatures.
Wolff said, as reported by racefans.net.

Wolff also expressed his agitation over explaining time and again about the bad performance of the car and why it didn’t go well. Finally, the boss exclaimed that he was glad that this was the last qualifying session and that they could just put the W14 behind them and look forward to the next season.

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I’m fed up with having explanations why it didn’t go well, We were good in the hot, we weren’t in the cold, the previous day it was the other way around. So I’m happy that this was the last qualifying of the season and we’re going to come with a new car.

Lewis Hamilton also expressed his disappointment over the Q2 exit

The Briton was also obviously frustrated alongside Wolff with the early exit from Q2 at the qualifying session. Hamilton had previously admitted that he wanted to end the ultimate race of the season with a bang. Hence, he talked about his frustration with the W14 and the horrifying session.

Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton (via IMAGO)

Hamilton also admitted to the difficulty that he faced during Q2 to try and clear the session and reach Q3. He also expressed that the second qualifying session is always comparatively more difficult than the first session.

However, his British teammate George Russell had a much better qualifying session at the Abu Dhabi GP. Russell qualified an astonishing P4 as compared to the disappointing results of Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes need to up their game desperately to try and finish better than Ferrari in the constructors’ championship and finish in the runner-up spot.

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