Toto Wolff Reveals Harsh Reality for Mercedes: Trapped in 'Vicious Cycle'

Toto Wolff Reveals Harsh Reality for Mercedes: Trapped in ‘Vicious Cycle’

Wolff explained that the car was “bouncing literally every straight,” leading to overheating of the tires during braking and creating a frustrating cycle of performance limitations.

The team’s inability to address the bouncing issue impacted their overall performance during the race, leaving them unable to challenge the frontrunners as they had hoped. Hamilton, in particular, had to lift at Blanchimont, a corner that is typically taken flat out, due to the bouncing.