Toto Wolff about the situation with the swap
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff told about how the team decided to change positions during the race in Hungary.Toto Wolff "the Pace of Lewis, it seemed, was higher. We were not sure that Valtteri will be able to catch up with Ferrari, because when you come nearer to ahead going car, your tires are destroyed faster. It is very difficult. Therefore, he could not cope with the attacks on Raikkonen. Lewis said "I can go much faster. Give me a chance, I will overtake".Then we had a long discussion about how we will work, because Verstappen is rapidly approaching, and we didn't want to lose the podium and 4th place under any circumstances.So we decided that if Lewis can't overtake, then returns the position on the last lap in the last corner. It would restrict opportunities for overtaking Verstappen. Hamilton supported the decision, and more discussion was not.It was a very sportsmanship like what was previously done Valtteri, and, of course, it was a very difficult decision for the team, but completely honest in relation to sport pilots, to the fans".