Toto Wolff: “We did good work over the weekend”

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is satisfied with his drivers getting P1 and P3 at the Qatar Grand Prix Qualifying, because both will start on the ‘clean’ side of the grid.

With Max Verstappen stuck between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the start of the Qatar Grand Prix, Toto Wolff is satisfied with his team’s chances for the race.

“I think with one and three, it’s the version that we would have opted for, because it’s on the cleaner line – there are no support races here,” the Austrian said.

“We should be OK there, but you never know, if Max gets a good start and is able to maintain the lead, or comes out of the first corner in the lead, obviously it’s much more difficult.

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“We did good work over the weekend. Valtteri was happier with the car yesterday, but it wasn’t in a sweet spot for him [today].

“And the opposite was true for Lewis, who wasn’t particularly satisfied yesterday, but had a great car in qualifying.”

However, the Austrian is not getting carried away by his team’s performance on Saturday.

“[Red Bull] did a great straight-line speed today, by the way, with a big wing, so they also found some performance.

“We just need to finish good tomorrow to score some points and get some back, and then maybe go to Abu Dhabi, and whoever wins, wins the World Championship,” concluded Mercedes’ team boss.

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