Toto Wolff stands by Mercedes’ strategy gamble: ‘Every day of the week I’d do it again’ | F1

Running in second and fourth, Mercedes pit George Russell and Lewis Hamilton under the Virtual Safety Car for new mediums.At the time, Russell couldn’t pass Carlos Sainz in front, who was deliberately backing off to stop Mercedes from reverting to a two-stop strategy.Mercedes’ call to pit their drivers under the VSC looked like it was going to be a masterstroke as Russell and Hamilton reeled the top three in.Russell’s charge was halted by Sainz’s clever tactic to give Norris DRS - ensuring the Mercedes drivers couldn’t get past.“We tried to win and we didn't,” Wolff said after the race. “The…

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