Mercedes completed a superb double on Sunday at the French Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton second and third for George Russell. While he managed to get past him in the last corners, the second name was long obscured behind Sergio Perez. A frustrating situation for the driver, forcing Toto Wolff to intervene.
The French Grand Prix Which took place on Sunday witnessed Max Verstappen Claiming the 27th victory of his F1 career. The driver Red Bull Significantly Charles Leclerc, who authored a new track version. However, Monaco had a comfortable lead at the helm of the race and resisted the attacks of the Dutchman. Red Bull He could also have scored a great double on the podium, but Sergio Perez had two major disappointments in the face of mercedes.
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Wolf calmed down on Russell
First of all at the start of the race, the Mexican started from third place, a place he took back straight Lewis Hamilton. however, Perez I stayed in good shape a few laps to the end and managed to hold off George Russell behind him. A frustrating situation for the Briton who complained in particular about it Perez Leave the lane while trying to overtake. Faced with the wrath of his pilot, Toto Wolff felt compelled to intervene directly over the radio, something he rarely does.
‘I felt like he was stuck in a vicious circle’
” Sometimes a manager has to step in to shock ‘, I captured the team manager mercedes. ” in the proper sense of the term. I felt like he was kind of stuck in a loop, upset about the situation. Obviously as a pilot in your little cockpit and feeling like George had the rhythm, he just needed to let that tension drop and focus again. He could beat Checo on the track and in the end he was smart despite having a bit of confusion with the virtual safety car. »
Looks like George got a different tip.
A virtual safety car is exactly what Sergio Perez He was accused of justifying his absence from the end of the race. The Mexican indicated a malfunction that could have benefited contact He was going to let him beat him. ” What happened with the virtual safety car is really unfortunate. I got a message that it was going to end at 9, so I went there and it didn’t actually finish. Then I got the message that it would end in turn 12, and I was very close to it. George seemed to have different information and was able to prepare better. It’s a shame that the safety car frankly interferes with the outcome. It shouldn’t be like that, but it is today. The message was completely wrong, something happened, because she said it only ended at Turn 9 and only finished on Turn 12. »