Wolff on Baku GP: 'Baku doesn't really suit the characteristics of our car'

01-06-2021 15:57 | Updated: 01-06-2021 16:27
by GPblog.com
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Wolff on Baku GP: 'Baku doesn't really suit the characteristics of our car'

Mercedes' Monaco weekend was nothing short of dramatic. Bottas crashed out, Hamilton saw Verstappen overtake him in the standings and to top it all off Red Bull also overtook Mercedes in the constructors standings. Toto Wolff will want to do everything in his power in Baku to make sure this does not happen again.

In the press release Mercedes he says he once again expects difficulties for his team. "While it's a very different street circuit to Monaco, we expect it to be another tricky one for us, not particularly suiting the characteristics and traits of the W12." The Austrian also thinks the competition will be ironclad again. Still, he sees potential.

"Red Bull will be strong again, while both Ferrari and McLaren have made great progress recently. A key focus for us has to be exploiting the opportunities available to us on those outlier tracks which aren't suited to our car - when the points are there, we need to grab them."

Wolf wants problems Monaco GP behind him

According to Wolff, the weekend in Monaco was analysed quite a bit and is now history. "We dissected the weekend, asked hard questions of ourselves, and learned some crucial lessons. I wish we could have been back racing last weekend. We're expecting another challenge on the city streets and after the results of the last race, we're more determined and fired-up than ever to bounce back in Baku." So Mercedes is out for revenge in Azerbaijan.

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