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Wolff feeling sorry for Ferrari after Singapore disaster

  • Published on 19 Sep 2017 11:59
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Toto Wolff says that he can't help but feel a bit sorry for Ferrari after the Singapore Grand Prix. After starting from first and fourth, both of the Prancing Horses were out of the race after the first lap after being involved in an incident with Max Verstappen.

Ferrari was on course to take advantage of the circuit that played into its strengths, with Vettel himself looking to re-take the lead of the driver's championship. However, he now sits behind Lewis Hamilton by 28 points, while Mercedes has a margin of 102 points over Ferrari in the constructor standings.

"In the morning we were talking about damage limitation and we go away from Singapore with P1 and P3," said Wolff. "From our perspective, it is a great result. You kind of feel for Ferrari, though. I've been in the situation of losing both cars and you can relate how awful that feels for them."

"From the moment we were in the lead with Lewis, it was clear it was about delivering the best possible race. We didn't have the quickest car but Daniel [Ricciardo] is a benchmark around Singapore in the Red Bull and we were pulling away in all conditions and in all scenarios. That is interesting to analyse and understand."

Despite such a huge lead in the standings, Wolff stated that Mercedes can't afford to relax with six races to go: "Six more races mean it can go six times against us in a similar way to how it went against Ferrari,” he said. "This is why we just have to concentrate on every single race and try to optimise the result."

 

Fergal Walsh

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