Mercedes “not in the fight” – “body language speaks one thousand words”
In the latest race, both Mercedes drivers received separate time penalties, resulting in George Russell finishing fifth and Lewis Hamilton finishing sixth. Team principal Toto Wolff expressed frustration as he believed that Monza’s track doesn’t suit their car’s characteristics. Analysts noted that Wolff’s body language indicated disappointment and that the penalties didn’t really affect their performance as they weren’t competitive in the race. Despite this setback, Mercedes is consistently performing better than other teams and will focus on improving for future tracks with higher speeds. Red Bull continued to dominate Formula 1, with Max Verstappen winning his 10th consecutive race. For Mercedes, they must now shift their attention to their 2024 car and look ahead to races like Singapore where they have higher expectations.