Connect with us

2015 F1

Mercedes had not managed US GP perfectly – Wolf

Published

on


Mercedes had not managed US GP perfectly - Wolf

Mercedes had not managed US GP perfectly – Wolf

Lewis Hamilton’s race win in the United States Grand Prix was enough to secure him back-to-back drivers’ titles. Becoming the first British driver to do so.

Hamilton lost the initial lead following 16 laps during a strong battle with Daniel Ricciardo, and finally Rosberg managed to pass his team-mate as the top positions shuffled several times during the mid stage of the race.

The final Safety Car saved Lewis’s race, when Daniil Kvyat crashed into the barrier, just ahead of final turn.

Another drama happened, just eight laps of an action-packed race to go, Rosberg made costly mistake, ran wide and Hamilton regained the lead.

While four-time world champion Vettel pushed Rosberg for the second place he needed to keep the title battle blooming, just missed and the Ferrari speedy crossed the line in third.

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff says that Hamilton deserved the US GP victory and also he admits that, his team had not managed the race perfectly.

“Lewis deserves the world championship. He was brilliant in his driving and Nico was a little less lucky.

“We need to build him up again in the next few days, but it’s an amazing feeling, double constructors’ and drivers’ champions.”

“I’m not sure we got it completely right, the last Safety Car saved Lewis’s race, but he deserved the luck,” said Wolff.

The Brits’ 10th victory of the season empowered him to move one victory clear of four-time champion Vettel as the driver with the third most wins in F1 history.

7-time champion Michael Schumacher won 91 Grands Prix, Alain Prost won 51 and Hamilton has now won 43 races, one more than Vettel’s total of 42. Ayrton Senna, Hamilton’s childhood hero and inspiration, won 41.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F114 hours ago

Practice 2 Results: US Grand Prix

2018 US Grand Prix Practice 1 Results (FP1): First free practice results and timings (FP1) for the eighteenth round of...

2018 F11 day ago

Ferrari still has work to do anyway – Vettel

Maurizio Arrivabene looks set to have his contract renewed at Ferrari beyond this year. There had been speculation that, amid...

2018 F11 day ago

Leclerc ‘does well’ at Ferrari – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has wished Ferrari’s new generation of drivers well. The Finn has lost his place at Ferrari for next...

2018 F12 days ago

FIA declare Ferrari suspected Mercedes car is ‘legal’

The FIA has declared the latest configuration of Mercedes’ 2018 car to be legal. Brazil’s Globo reports from Austin that...

2018 F12 days ago

Vettel’s F1 future at Ferrari is suddenly in doubt

Four-time F1 world champion, Sebastian Vettel’s F1 future at Ferrari is suddenly in doubt. The German is currently under pressure...

2018 F13 days ago

Ricciardo’s Renault move ‘a concern’ – Webber

Mark Webber admits fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo’s move to Renault is a “concern”. Also a former Red Bull driver, Webber...

2018 F13 days ago

Todt visits Michael Schumacher ‘twice a month’

FIA president Jean Todt admits he visits his friend Michael Schumacher “twice a month”. Once the great German’s boss at...

2018 F13 days ago

Pressure got to Vettel in 2018 – Rosberg

Only a “perfect” competitor can knock Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes from their perch at the top of F1. That is...

2018 F13 days ago

Robert Kubica to get $10m boost for 2019 F1 race seat

Robert Kubica’s chances of securing the vacant Williams race seat for 2019 have received a massive boost. Sport Express, a...

2018 F14 days ago

Vettel denies cracking under pressure in 2018

Sebastian Vettel has denied that the pressure got to him in his 2018 title battle. Once ahead of Lewis Hamilton...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media