Wolff: "Strong qualification pace can be used against us in Sochi"
By Robert McGillivray 23 September 2020 | 14:34
Toto Wolff thinks that the strong qualifying pace of Mercedes in Sochi could be a disadvantage. In his preview for Mercedes, he also explains that he hopes his team will do better in front of the Netflix cameras this weekend.
"We are now going to race in Russia, the first separate event of the season. Sochi has turned out to be a good circuit for us and we've achieved excellent results here in the past", notes the Austrian. Mercedes has won all the Russian Grands Prix so far.
Wolff continues: "The Sochi Autodrom has a pretty remarkable layout and the run-up from pole position to the first corner always provides interesting scenarios. Pole position isn't necessarily the best starting position here because the other drivers can use the tow".
"We've been very strong in qualifying pace this year, but that strength can be used against us at Sochi," Wolff says. So he says he fears the drivers behind Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the opening stages of the race.
Bad marriage between Mercedes and Netflix
Last year Netflix followed Wolff's team at the German Grand Prix, where they celebrated their 125th anniversary and everything went wrong for that race. Wolff hopes that they will come out better this year: "While that Netflix episode was of course very entertaining, we hope that this time we can produce better content and a strong result." (Photo: Mercedes AMG F1)
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