Toto Wolff, Team Principal of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, has expressed his frustration with the poor performance of the team’s W14 car following Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying result at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
In a statement to FirstSportz, Wolff admitted that he is tired of the car’s lack of pace, especially in comparison to their main rivals. “We’ve been struggling with the W14 all season, and it’s becoming increasingly frustrating,” he said.
Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One World Champion, qualified in a disappointing fifth place for the final race of the season, behind both Red Bull Racing and Ferrari drivers. The British driver has been vocal about his struggles with the car throughout the season, frequently citing its lack of performance as a hindrance to his championship aspirations.
Wolff’s comments come at the end of a challenging season for Mercedes, which has seen them lose their dominance in the sport to Red Bull Racing. The team has failed to win a single race since the summer break, with their last victory coming at the British Grand Prix in July.
The frustration within the Mercedes camp is evident, as they grapple with the poor performance of their car and the growing threat from their rivals. With the 2022 season on the horizon, the team will undoubtedly be working hard to address the issues with the W14 in order to return to the front of the grid.
As the final race of the season approaches, all eyes will be on Mercedes and their ability to improve the pace of their car in time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.