Wolff admits Mercedes can't be happy with P4 and P5 in Singapore

23-09-2019 11:23
by Joseph Tyrrell
Wolff admits Mercedes can't be happy with P4 and P5 in Singapore

For only the second time this season, Mercedes failed to score a podium finish as Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and fifth at the Singapore Grand Prix, a result Toto Wolff isn't satisfied with.

Ferrari secured their first one-two of the season, whilst Max Verstappen finished third to deny Mercedes a spot on the podium. The only other time that has happened this season was in Germany. 

Hamilton was unable to undercut the Ferrari pair whilst Bottas was subject to team orders. Combined with the hard to overtake nature of the Marina Bay, Mercedes were forced to settle for fourth and fifth.

Toto Wolff admitted the results weren't good enough and that they were hindered by Saturday's qualifying.

 “It’s been a disappointing weekend for us and a lot of the issues in the race today were created by our qualifying yesterday. But we also didn’t do a good enough job today and we can’t be satisfied with P4 and P5," Wolff said.

"The undercut was more powerful than everyone expected and it would have been the right strategy call for us.

"Once we had missed the chance for the undercut, we were hoping to create some opportunity later in the race by offsetting our tyres, but that plan didn’t work."

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