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Wolff knows Ferrari plight well

11th October 2017, 16:14 by Alex Jack

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff says he can relate to the problems Ferrari have been having as reliability issues have plagued the team.

Ferrari ace Sebastian Vettel finds himself 59 points behind Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers' Championship after the German was forced to retire from the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend.

Wolff believes the Italian outfit are having issues because they are pushing their car to the limit and it's something the Silver Arrows have also had to deal with in the past.

He told Autosport: "When you are pushing the boundaries you will eventually reach its limits.

"Ferrari's development from 2016 to 2017 was exceptional, and probably this is a development phase.

"I can nevertheless relate to how it feels of having three races where you have lost a lot of points and it doesn't feel nice."

Ferrari will be looking to put their reliability woes behind them when the F1 circuit moves on the US Grand Prix later this month.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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