F1 champion’s concerning observation about ‘perplexed’ Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton could only finish seventh, one place ahead of teammate George Russell, on what Mercedes boss Toto Wolff described as a “bruising day” for his side in Austria. Despite starting fifth on the grid and jumping McLaren’s Lando Norris into fourth with a strong start, Hamilton struggled for pace and was hit with a time penalty for track limits as he slipped back to P7. Russell rose from 11th to finish eighth but both drivers were left despondent and admitted they expected more from their underperforming W14 at the Red Bull Ring. “That’s the lowest I’ve heard them sound,” 1996 F1 world…

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