F1: Wolff complains about Red Bull comments after British GP

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In an interview with Motorsport, Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff revealed that Red Bull’s comments regarding the incidents were excessive.

Wolff has been at the helm of the Mercedes F1 team since 2013
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Wolff has been at the helm of the Mercedes F1 team since 2013

The very polarizing British GP ended up with Max Verstappen in the wall of tires, Lewis Hamilton got a penalty while winning the race and a war broke out between Red Bull and Mercedes. All of this also led to unfortunate racist attacks on Lewis Hamilton. In an interview with Motorsport, Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff revealed that Red Bull’s comments regarding the incidents were excessive.

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“I think you can understand that from a competitors’ point of view the situation was overwhelming. I can understand that. Nonetheless, the language that was used, and makes it so personal, was a level that we haven’t seen. in this sport before, ”said the CEO of the Mercedes F1 team.

“I understand the bias on the crash itself and a father’s emotions, and I would probably be the same, but I would use different language,” Wolff added, pointing to Max Verstappen’s tweet which claimed that Hamilton’s post-British GP celebrations were unsportsmanlike. .

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Verstappen crashed after Hamilton stuck his wheel alongside the Dutchman in the first round

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Red Bull team manager Christian Horner called Hamilton’s decision on Verstappen “hopeless and amateurish”. He also said the penalty imposed on Hamilton was unnecessary as he won the race anyway. Red Bull is considering legal action and wants to bring new evidence to the FIA ​​to get the seven-time world champion banned for a race.

Wolff said in the interview that he wanted to reestablish bridges with his rivals. “I think that once the emotions have subsided, we will try to restore our professional relationship for the good of Formula 1. But beyond that there was no discussion, and it is not necessary “said the Austrian.

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Asked about the possible legal action against Hamilton and Mercedes, “This is Formula 1. None of this worries me,” said the co-owner with 33% of the team. Red Bull were also angered that Wolff tried to pressure race director Michael Massi in Hamilton’s favor.

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