Wolff sees the gap with Red Bull "big and difficult to recover"

Wolff insists the energetics are now leading the pack: "The racing gods were on our side in Bahrain."

The first F1 GP of the year, Bahrain, left a feeling of equality between Mercedes and Red Bull and something that many fans missed: races raced until the last lap and not crushing victories of the Silver Arrows over the rest. Already in the tests Mercedes warned that this year things were not going to be so simple, and they pointed to Red Bull as a great competitor that could even be above its performance.

The first qualifying session came to justify the speech of the German house and the RB16 took the first battle to a lap with the pole of Max Verstappen. "We recovered well from pre-season testing. Still, to be completely honest, we still lack pace in qualifying and quite a bit," says Toto Wolff.

The difference between Lewis Hamilton and the Dutchman, of four tenths, is for the Austrian leader a "quite large gap" and he does not see changes in the very near future, insisting on the most pessimistic speech: "We were four tenths in qualifying and that's a pretty big gap and very difficult to recover. We knew they had a good car. So I have no doubt that they are extremely difficult to bridge. They are the ones leading the pack. "In spite of all the difficulties that they signal from the German house, they took the first race, after having to return Verstappen the position to Hamilton for jumping the limits of the route in the overtaking maneuver: "The racing gods were on our side "Wolff says to justify dropping the first 25 points of the year into the star's garage before replicating Zak Brown's prediction of the Silver Arrows lineup in 2022:" Zak Brown is like Christian Horner. They just spread shit. Zak wanted to pay Christian with his own medicine. The condition of my pilots is the least of my concerns, but I can imagine his concern because the competition between the two is so strong. "The next stop for the World Championship is Imola, where the Mercedes led in free practice with Hamilton and were intractable in qualifying and the race with Bottas. The Finn was more than half a second ahead of the first Red Bull. And if the argument of the star is true, that difference should be canceled and both cars be almost traced times. On April 17, the solution.

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