Mercedes protégé Russell tried to pass Bottas in the race won by Max Verstappen in Imola, lost his car on a wet part of the track and then crashed into Bottas. The massive crash that followed caused a red flag.
“We can write off the car,” said Wolff. ,, That is not something we can use, especially now that we have been working with a budget ceiling in Formula 1 since this year. This probably means that we can make fewer updates to the car this year. Two cars crashing like this, without initial contact, is not what I expect to see. ”
Wolff was harsh in his assessment for Russell, who blamed Bottas himself but, according to the Austrian team boss, ‘should see the bigger picture’. According to Wolff, the Mercedes car is steadily improving, but it is not yet at the level of Red Bull. Lewis. Hamilton leads the World Cup position after two races. He has a point more than Verstappen.
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