Ferrari didn't orchestrate Vettel's Monaco F1 win - Toto Wolff

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has dismissed the suggestion Formula 1 rival Ferrari orchestrated the Monaco Grand Prix so Sebastian Vettel rather than team-mate Kimi Raikkonen won

Ferrari didn't orchestrate Vettel's Monaco F1 win - Toto Wolff

Vettel got ahead of Raikkonen during the pitstops after being left out for five more laps than the Finn, when they took their only tyre change during the race.

Vettel denied Ferrari came up with the strategy to switch the order of its cars to boost his title hopes but Lewis Hamilton suggested it was "clear" Ferrari had chosen Vettel as its number one driver in the title battle.

When asked for his view on Ferrari's strategy, Wolff said: "It wasn't clear how the tyre would perform.

"They needed to pit one of the two drivers and put them on the super-soft.

"And how it all panned out, the super-soft was not quick enough and Sebastian was able to put out some stunning laps on the used ultra-soft and that gave him the opportunity over Kimi.

"I don't think they saw it coming.

"It's the right result for the team and for the drivers' championship - but I don't think it was orchestrated."

Ferrari moved 17 points clear of Mercedes in the constructors' championship with the one-two in Monaco.

Wolff congratulated the team and joked Ferrari was having to answer the same questions about its strategy that Mercedes did when it was dominating the championship with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

"They are finally where we were back in the days when you finish one and two and you have to explain why the right guy won," he said.

"First of all, they deserved to win, they had the quickest car.

"As a team result, a one and two is good. Congratulations from our side - we need to give them credit."

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