The seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton moved ahead of arch rival Max Verstappen in the Driver’s Standings after the Russian grand prix. With everything at stake in the last seven rounds, neither Mercedes nor Red Bull could afford a slip up. Knowing that rain could hit the Istanbul Park, the reigning world champion team is ready to be all aggressive.
Team boss Toto Wolff has confirmed that the Brackley-based team is sure to adapt into the Turkish GP by all aggressive means. Having already taken three power units, if Hamilton goes in for another, he could possibly start the race on Sunday from the back of the grid.
Toto Wolff on Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes Approach
“There’s been a brilliant buzz in the team over the last week or so,” Wolff said ahead of this weekend’s race as quoted by independent.co.uk. “Being back on the top step of the podium was an incredible feeling for all of us, and particularly after such a dramatic race weekend.
“It was obviously made even more special by being Lewis’ 100th race win in Formula 1. In the moment, milestones like this are exceptional, but I think it will take time for us to all realise just how remarkable this period of time is, and how privileged we all are to be part of this journey with him.
“The final moments of the last race in Russia proved anything can happen in F1 and fortunes can change in the blink of an eye.
“This season is keeping all of us on our toes and that’s something we are enjoying immensely, but it also means we have to be aggressive with our approach to the season in order to maximise the points available. It’s an exciting track layout and a good one for racing, so I think we will be in for another spectacular twist in this brilliant F1 season.”