Mercedes expects another headache in Baku

Toto Wolff warned that the circuit where the Azerbaijan GP is held does not favor the Black Arrows.

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After visiting the street map of Montecarlo, scene of Monaco Grand Prix F1 returns the weekend to an urban circuit, that of Baku, where the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

There the team Mercedes will try to take revenge for the misstep at the Monegasque event, although they know that this will be difficult because the type of track does not favor their cars. At least that is how he anticipated it Toto wolff, responsible for the team.

Toto wolff"Although it is a different street circuit from Monaco, we hope it will be another difficult track for us, as it is not particularly suited to the characteristics of the W12." the Austrian pointed out.

In that context, he did not rule out that Red Bull, current leader of the Builders Cup, be the dominator. "It will be strong again ... Something we must focus on is taking advantage of the opportunities that arise for us in those circuits that do not suit our cars, when there are points out there, we need to take them", remarked.

“Weekends like Monaco are the ones that keep you coming back for more. Nothing comes easily in this sport and that's why we love it. We know that if you are not 100% or close, you will get a headache ", he acknowledged.

The experience at the last Monaco GP was not satisfactory for Mercedes and its drivers. English Lewis Hamilton finished seventh, but lost first place in the tournament to the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who was left with the victory.

While the Finnish Valtteri Bottas defected when he was second due to an unusual problem: in his pit stop the mechanics could not remove the left front wheel of his car.

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