Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Red Bull Ring, 2019

In the round-up: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Ferrari could be three-time race winners on the strength of their performance so far this year.

What they say

Wolff was asked whether he was surprised Red Bull-Honda had won a race before Ferrari and whether Ferrari make a mistake by qualifying on the soft tyre in Austria.

I think Ferrari was really unfortunate this season. They could have won three times already. The Red Bull was the quickest car on-track [in Austria]. You never saw our performance because we were racing with a hand tied behind our back but between Ferrari and Red Bull-Honda today the Honda was the benchmark.

I don’t think [Ferrari’s tyre strategy was a mistake] because at the end they had only a few laps left on the hard tyre. I think that the tyre degradation was still a topic for them and we have to not over-analyse it. I think that the combination between Max, the Red Bull chassis and the Honda engine was the best package.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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