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Mercedes’ Wolff – Hungary 1-3 result “really satisfying”

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Team principal for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Toto Wolff has said that the Hungarian Grand Prix was “really satisfying” after they were able to finish in first and third positions.

“A 1-3 result is really satisfying, especially on a track that hasn’t always been our favourite in the past. A great result for the team!” said Wolff.

He praised Lewis Hamilton’s performance, who was able to still make a good start, despite a wet track.

“Lewis had a really good start in those tricky conditions and from there, he was in control of the race, managing his pace and dealing with the curveballs the weather threw at us.”

He went on to say that Valtteri Bottas put in an exemplary performance, starting second and then falling down the order after his car went in to anti stall, meaning he had to redo his start.

“For Valtteri, obviously he had a difficult start and that dropped him into the midfield, but he fought back well to finish third.”

Wolff said the team are able to leave the Hungaroring pleased with their performance over the weekend, but aware they will need to keep bringing updates to the car if they want to keep this form going.

“We leave the Hungaroring with three wins out of three races and very happy. The car seems to be in a good place but to maintain it, we know we need to keep working hard and adding performance.”

He went on to say they are looking forward to Silverstone and the British Grand Prix, their home race, in two weeks time.

“Now we’re looking ahead to Silverstone in two weeks and we’re looking forward to be back there.”

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