After United States Grand Prix the aspirations of Lewis Hamilton y Mercedes to retain the crown of the F1 they got complicated. It is that with the victory that he achieved Max Verstappen, the man of Red Bull He took 12 points from the current champion and was a great favorite. But that does not seem to discourage Toto wolff, responsible for the German team. At least that is what he assured in an interview with The Times ...
"Morale is high. We can win the five remaining races ”, affirmed the team-manager. “We have to avoid dropouts, which are deadly for everyone and for this reason, we are assuming these sanctions with combustion engines. It is being a fun season and we have pressure, but it is positive ”, He added.
Regarding Verstappen's victory in Austin, he acknowledged that Red Bull imitated the tactic that Mercedes used in Bahrain: “They made a very aggressive strategy with their first stop, something similar to what we did in Bahrain at the beginning of the season. We won that way and they deserved to win this time. It was a race with interesting strategies and good fights ”.
In addition, he delved into the strategy applied on the American track. “We got to debate covering the undercut on lap 10, but it was really early. We were very slow on the medium tire and we had doubts as to whether we could get to the end on the hard tire if we stopped at that point. We thought we would have a chance in the last laps, but it wasn't enough. Once you get closer to the car in front it is difficult ”, he clarified.
Looking Grand Prix of Mexico, the next commitment of the category, Wolff said: “Mexico has traditionally been a difficult circuit for us, but this season everything can change. We have already seen that Red Bull has done very well on circuits that were ours and the opposite has also happened. I think we have to go race to race and we have to keep our spirits up ”.