Toto Wolff departed Miami with a “dull” sensation, despite the fact that both of his drivers won points; the Mercedes Team Principal stated that his team needs to “dissect” their pace drop-off from Friday to Sunday.
George Russell finished second in FP1 behind championship leader Charles Leclerc, then won FP2 clear off the championship leader. However, the newcomer lost confidence in qualifying due to profuse porpoising and a lack of balance, qualifying 12th on Sunday before rebounding to P5 thanks to a self-admitted “fluke” late pit stop.
Despite the fact that Russell was supported by Lewis Hamilton in sixth place, Wolff claimed
“At the end of the day there is no happy or not happy moment; at the moment it’s a bit dull. We are third-quickest on the road – in a way in no man’s land. We had a good Friday, we need to dissect why that was, and then come back.
“We will be looking at all the data that we have generated, and try to find out why… we had really good sessions on Friday, we had a quick lap – and dissect why that is, because we are not on top of it at the moment.”