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Wolff: Lewis lost race in qualifying

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff concedes the team were not aggressive enough during Lewis Hamilton's pitstop in Austria, but insists he was never in the running to win the race. Hamilton started ninth on the grid in Spielberg after spinning during qualifying, but he managed to negotiate his way out to third behind team-mate Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas when he pitted on lap 39. It was a sluggish stop and he lost time to the two ahead of him. Although he managed to get past the Williams of Bottas, Rosberg proved to be too good and he had to settle for second. Wolff, though, denied that the poor pitstop cost him the victory. "Yes of course but he lost the race in...
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