Wolff acknowledges that Mercedes must quickly determine which direction it takes with the car, including towards next season. ,,In Barcelona we can compare the car with the way the car looked during the winter tests. Then we have to look in the mirror. At the moment we are still faithful to the current concept. We are not looking at the neighbor whether she is nicer or not. Before we could possibly switch to another concept, we first have to understand where things are going wrong.”
George Russell took advantage of the safety car situation in Miami at the right time with his pit stop, then passed teammate Lewis Hamilton and finished fifth ahead of his compatriot. The bouncing on the straights continues to hinder Mercedes.
Wolff: ,,It is clear that there is potential in the car, but we just don’t understand how to get it out. It is a painful process because it takes a long time. And sometimes the data we see doesn’t match what the drivers feel. That makes it even more difficult. They have their hands full with the car, which is unpredictable. We are still flying in the fog.”