Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff commented on the results of the German team in qualifying in Monte Carlo.
Valtteri Bottas managed to finish Saturday in third place losing to the winner of the pole position Kimi Raikkonen only 0,045 seconds, but Lewis Hamilton failed, unable to rise above the 14-th position.
“Two completely opposite result for Valtteri and Lewis, said Toto. Even from the TV screen it was clear that Lewis had problems with the machine. We don’t know yet what caused the loss of time.
On Thursday, we chose the wrong setting and since then tried to fix the situation, but was unable to improve the car’s handling. Of course, he still was not lucky with yellow flags appeared on the highway because of an accident Vandorn. Lewis went ahead of schedule and made it to the top ten. Sure, in the race he will try to minimize the points loss and will fight to the last.
Speaking of Williams, he has achieved such a result which we could hardly expect during the session. He drove a fantastic last lap in Q3. He lacked a fraction of a second to be on the front row of the starting field.
Obviously, Ferrari is the favorite in Sunday’s race, but we are not going to give up”.
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