Wolff: Ferrari did not show 'real' pace in Hungary

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

Toto Wolff is convinced Ferrari did not show its "real pace" at the Hungarian Grand Prix, despite out-performing Mercedes and claiming a one-two finish.

Having secured a front-row lock-out in qualifying, the Scuderia went on to complete its second one-two finish of the season in Hungary, as championship leader Sebastian Vettel led home teammate Kimi Raikkonen to extend his advantage in the title race to 14 points heading into Formula One's summer break.

Vettel had to contend with steering issues throughout the race and at times appeared to be lacking pace, but held on to take his fourth win of 2017 even though he came under pressure from Raikkonen -- who acted as rear gunner to ensure Ferrari's result -- and the Mercedes duo in the closing stages. A wary Wolff believes Vettel's problems hid Ferrari's true race pace.

"I do not think we have seen their pace because Sebastian's car was clearly damaged with the steering wheel hanging to the left and you can see that after Sebastian pitted when Kimi was in free air, he was setting very fast sector times.


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