Mercedes did not have a positive Grand Prix weekend in Las Vegas as the gap to Ferrari was reduced to just four points. Still, Toto Wolff is not worried about second place in the constructors' championship. Formula 1 will travel to Abu Dhabi with "a decent race director", according to the team boss.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell came no further than seventh and eighth in the eventful Las Vegas GP. Russell was penalised for causing a collision with Max Verstappen, while Hamilton suffered a puncture after contact with Oscar Piastri's McLaren. "Lewis got hit twice and George had a mistake. That race summarises our season," Wolff is quoted by Racefans.net.

Wolff: 'We now have a proper race director'

With Mercedes' poor result and Ferrari's just strong result, the Italian racing team have crept closer again in the constructors' championship. "I think we’re going there pretty much equal on points. With a proper race director, so that should be fine," Wolff took a dig at former race director Michael Masi. The gap currently stands at just four points.

He continues: "Then let’s race. It’s all down to the last weekend. They are very quick and done a good job. I think we could have been on par today. But the result shows something different. To be honest, it’s good to have P2 as a positive to finish the season, but P2, P3 for me there is little… it doesn’t make me particularly cheerful anyway."

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