Wolff: 'We didn't have the tools to win today'

27-06-2021 16:21
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Wolff: 'We didn't have the tools to win today'

Toto Wolff was on the losing side of the race today, as Max Verstappen took the victory, but he understands how strong Red Bull were in the Styrian Grand Prix.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the race, the Mercedes Team Principal explained how the next week will be a learning curve for the team to see what they could do better.

"The next day looks like scratching heads and trying to look at the race to see if there's anything we could have done better. Could we have optimised on race pace? I'm really looking forward to analysing and seeing if we can do a better job. Not a bad result, but what's tough is this is the first race in 8 years where we're just lacking the pace."

He went on to add that the team is working together to get the improvements sorted and that the Championship battle is not over yet, stating that: "We have just got to get our heads together to get the best out of this package. We are totally fired up. We were lacking pace today, there are 15 races to go. We will do the best we can, we will be on pole, we will be winning races. We didn't have the tools to win today."

Next year is in Mercedes mind

The Austrian finished by explaining the situation they're in is not an easy one to deal with, ahead of the new car next season.

"It's very tough, because of this strategic situation, we have a completely new car next year. A different engine and fuel. The car is a totally different concept. You need to balance the two seasons against each other. When we look back in 5 or 10 years, we will see if it's the right decision."

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