With Max Verstappen claiming pole position and the very fast Charles Leclerc behind him, hopes of emulating that feat may have faded slightly, but Wolff is adamant that it was just small margins that stopped his drivers competing for pole.
“I think you see within the marginal differences are in terms of out laps and temperatures, I think we were adaptive enough," he told Sky Sports F1 after qualifying.
"The Aston Martin’s just stormed away, Max straight out of the garage with warm tyres also stormed away. That was the quickest cars and we were a second off of the previous times or eight tenths off and it shows you what we should have done.
“I think between P1 and P8 everything is possible. Especially even in the dry before, you are out of the garage, you’re first, you have everything in the sweet spot, you are pole."
Despite looking supremely quick in both Q1 and Q2, Lando Norris only managed to put his McLaren in seventh, whilst his team-mate Oscar Piastri will start Sunday's race from 10th after a spin during his flying lap.
“They [McLaren] got it even worse than us,” Wolff gratefully concluded.
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.