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Toto Wolff now ‘knows how Red Bull felt’ over power

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff quipped that he can now sympathise with the plight of Red Bull in the early years of the hybrid era, having witnessed Ferrari’s power advantage in Belgium. Ferrari claimed a front-row lock-out, having swept all three practice sessions, as it took advantage of its strong straight-line speed at Spa-Francorchamps. Mercedes edged significantly closer in race trim, with Lewis Hamilton finishing just 0.9s down on winner Charles Leclerc, but its power weakness was nonetheless exposed. It came on a weekend in which both Sergio Perez and Robert Kubica appeared to suffer failures with the updated specification engine that was introduced for all Mercedes-powered cars....
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