Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has revealed that his mid-race radio message for Lewis Hamilton was designed to "calm things down" as the seven-time world champion found himself frustrated during the Austrian Grand Prix.
Hamilton took to the airwaves to question why Sergio Perez had not been penalised for track limit violations, before going on to bemoan the speed of his W14.
And Wolff, who scarcely speaks directly to his drivers during a race, replied to Hamilton, saying: "Lewis, the car is bad, we know. Just please drive it."
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