Toto Wolff downplays Lewis Hamilton’s chances by claiming Mercedes are still miles behind F1 rivals Ferrari and Red Bull

TOTO WOLFF downplayed Mercedes’ chances of catching Ferrari and Red Bull – despite a recent upturn in form for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. Red Bull lead the constructors’ championship on 431 points, with Ferrari second on 334 while Mercedes have closed the gap to sit third with 304 as they chase a NINTH title in a row. But team principal Wolff is keeping a lid on expectations – especially after a series of Ferrari strategy blunders crippling the “dominant force” that is Charles Leclerc when he is on the correct tyres. “The other teams, Ferrari especially yesterday, complained about the tyre not being where it should have been. “I think we landed it well in Budapest on Saturday, and we are reaping the results [in the race].

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