Mercedes motor sport chief Toto Wolff says that Lewis Hamilton’s winning drive in Hungary was ‘mind blowing’ – an opinion reflecting how the team was as surprised as anyone else that the Brit was able to score such an impressive victory on a day when tire problems had been anticipated.
“It was a fantastic drive,” Wolff told SPEED.com. “The team worked so hard from Friday onwards on the long runs, setting the car up for the long runs, and anticipating the heat. I guess this all came together.
“Lewis’ drive was for me mind blowing – down the inside, round the outside of people. Obviously, we were also lucky with the strategy when Jenson (Button) slipped in front of Vettel. But you have to take these days. A brilliant drive, a great car, brilliant work from the team, and this is the result.”
Wolff conceded that, like Hamilton himself, he had been pessimistic about prospects for the race.