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Wolff: It's a s**t result for us

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11/06/2018

When Daniel Ricciardo rejoined the track ahead of his sole pit stop, the look on Toto Wolff's face back in the Mercedes garage said it all.

The realisation that the German team was staring into the face of defeat was further compounded when, following a few brief words with Wolff, Niki Lauda was seen to head out of the Mercedes garage.

While Valtteri Bottas finished a strong second, the fact is that not only did Lewis Hamilton lose the championship lead as Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a lights-to-early flag victory, but Montreal clearly signalled that Red Bull is now a force to be reckoned with.

Speaking to Austrian broadcaster ORF, in the aftermath, Wolff admitted that this had been a wake-up call for his team.

Asked if Bottas' second place, which promoted the Finn to third in the standings, was damage limitation, Wolff snapped: "Not at all.

"It is a shit result for us," he continued. "I have to put it like that. It is a strong track for us, but all weekend long we did little mistakes, from the beginning on.

"The only feeling I have is that we have to wake up," he continued. "We fall behind in every aspect. This is a track where we should have maximised points. It was not about performing damage limitation."

Asked if there would be fall-out, the Austrian admitted: "That's necessary...We will look at that internally."

Meanwhile, talking to Sky Sports, paid tribute to the job done by Ferrari, the team with which he won two of his titles.

"First of all we could not use our new engine, which is part of it," he said. "But we have to say that Ferrari as a package is unbelievable. The car is fantastic and the engine... even on fuel consumption they have been going like hell all through the race.

"I think we have to really work hard now. Red Bull was a surprise but in the end they were behind. So that is it."

Check out our Sunday gallery from Montreal, here.

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1. Posted by Spindoctor, 12/06/2018 13:51

"I think a certain L.Hamilton has been saying something very similar since day 1. Hamilton was widely characterised as a "moaner" for stating the obvious, but now it seems it's official. The writing was on the wall (in 10' high neon letters) last season, Mercedes didn't really win: Ferrari\Vettel lost it.

Mercedes' chances weren't enhanced when they changed Hamilton's tyres far too early, only to see both Bottas & Vettel zoom off into the far-distance, while Hamilton lost a place, and pottered around with a knacked PU. I have no doubt that Hamilton drove the car to its potential, but as Wolff has now confirmed: the car (and tactics) is simply not good enough.

It's early to predict, but on current showing it's Seb for champion, by a country mile."

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2. Posted by Tardis40, 11/06/2018 14:53

"Don't complain, you should have been behind Raikkonen also."

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