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Wolff labels Bahrain GP 'one of Mercedes' worst days'

Toto Wolff was unimpressed by the deficit to the leaders in the season-opening Bahrain GP, after Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finished fifth and seventh.

Mercedes' Toto Wolff had a bleak verdict on Mercedes' Bahrain GP performance after falling behind Aston Martin in the race. The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were unable to prevent the Aston Martin drivers from overtaking them in the race. Lewis Hamilton fell behind Fernando Alonso in the final stint of the race to fall to P5, whilst Russell was passed by Lance Stroll and finished seventh. Speaking after the race, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff provided a stern response to a performance which "hurt" the team. "That was one of our worst days in racing. It was not good at all; we are lacking pace front, right, and centre," Wolff told media. "The Aston Martins are very fast, and the Red Bull is just on a different planet. It hurts that they are so far ahead; it reminds me of our best years where we put one second on everyone else. "That is the benchmark. We need to put one foot in front of the other to come back but nobody in this team will throw in the towel. "We need to dig deep, deeper than we ever have done before. And we can do that."

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