Mercedes has finally hinted at some progress and recovery in Miami compared to the first four races in the Formula 1 championship, which looked disastrous for the former world champions. The car is still inconsistent, the bounce is huge and that makes a lot of difficulties for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. Lewis finished sixth in qualifying and Russell 12th.
Of course, George Russell is more dissatisfied with this situation. He says the Mercedes car behaved differently than in other free practice when he had a far better time.
“I could not attack in any corner. There was potential, we were fast, but the result escaped us. I do not know what happened. The car is inconsistent. We tried to avoid jumping. It doesn’t make sense, “said George Russell .
Lewis Hamilton also didn’t have much reason to celebrate because he was only sixth, but that is also an improvement over the previous races.
“We will continue to work on this. There was a lot of great work in the background, everyone worked hard. Unfortunately, the progress is not in line with the effort. The difference in relation to the others is similar to the one at the beginning of the year, but we will manage to catch up with them. “It didn’t feel any better this weekend,” added Lewis Hamilton .
Team boss Toto Wolff says his drivers are not happy at all.
“We were completely wrong about experimenting. “The car still jumps like a kangaroo,” Wolff said briefly .