Wolff: "It was an absolutely stunning lap by Lewis Hamilton"

12-07-2020 07:34 | Updated: 12-07-2020 11:52
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Wolff: It was an absolutely stunning lap by Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton achieved pole position yesterday for the 89th time in his career. According to team boss Toto Wolff, he did so with a stunning performance in challenging conditions.

With a 0.7 second gap it would be difficult for Max Verstappen to take pole position on his last fast lap. That became especially difficult when he slipped before the last corner and saw his chances of grabbing pole dissapear. Not that it would have mattered much, because Lewis Hamilton then improved himself with an even faster lap.

"It was an absolutely stunning lap from Lewis and an incredible performance in very challenging conditions. I don't remember the last time somebody had a gap of 1.2 seconds to second place in Qualifying", said Toto Wolff in the Team Review of Mercedes.

No lack of speed

Valtteri Bottas finished the session less well, with fourth place on the grid. "The sessions all went pretty well, and he was competing for the front row throughout Qualifying. But at the end, it didn't come together so we need to analyse why, because it certainly wasn't due to a lack of pace in him or the car".

This afternoon the weather conditions will probably be completely different as well. "Tomorrow looks set to be dry, so we're excited to see what race day will bring." With Verstappen on Hamilton's heels it won't be a boring afternoon.

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