Toto Wolff blames Sergio Perez for boring fans with Lewis Hamilton comparison

Mercedes principal, Toto Wolff, also said that his team spotted a game-changing upgrade from Red Bull at the Hungarian GP.

Toto Wolff has added to his list of Red Bull’s unfair advantages, after the Austrian team revealed an upgrade package at the Hungarian GP.

Red Bull’s utter dominance of F1 was made clear at the Austrian GP when the team achieved a 2-1 result.

Max Verstappen claimed an eighth straight victory.

His teammate, Sergio Perez, continued his uptick in form, placing in second to make it the perfect weekend for Red Bull.

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Wolff says he knew that Red Bull had pulled even further away from the chasing pack after the Hungarian GP last month.

The defending championship leaders made changes to their sidepods and floors in the race ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.

They made these changes at the Hungaroring circuit. 

Aston Martin admitted it had examined the floor pattern of Red Bull’s RB19 after Perez’s car was lifted up by a crane following a crash.

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Aston Martin technical boss, Tom McCullough, commented: “We always look at any photo as you try to understand how to develop.”

Most teams understand they need to concentrate on emulating Red Bull and their designs.

While Wolff acknowledges that Mercedes had their time in the sun, during an eight-year reign, he believes this period of dominance is different.

The Austrian said: “I think we had years where we did it in the same way, but at least we had two cars that were fighting each other.

“So that caused a little bit of entertainment for everyone, and that’s not the case at the moment.

“It is what it is and I often say that it’s a meritocracy and it’s up to us to fight back.

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“Did we expect that gap? Certainly not. 

“I think with the last step of upgrade, it seems they have another advantage that they were able to exploit.

“But again, it always gets me back to the point of we have just got to dig in and do the best possible job.”