Tensions are high between Red Bull and Mercedes, due to the recent incident at the British Grand Prix’ where Lewis Hamilton took out Max Verstappen, as he was trying to take the lead.
Hence, when Toto Wolff was suggested that it be a long time before Red Bull’s advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko and he sit down to drink of glass of wine. The Mercedes boss gave a straightforward answer.
Wolff isn’t planning to share a glass of wine with Marko
The world of Formula One fans are eagerly waiting and wanting to know if Mercedes and Red Bull will talk and come to a peaceful conclusion after the incident that took place this past weekend. However, when speaking to RTL, Wolff quickly shot down the idea and isn’t looking to take place any time soon.
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS
The Austrian boss replied, “I’ve never had a bottle of red wine with Dr. Marko, and I can think of few others with whom I rather do that.”
The Silver Arrows boss thinks Verstappen should be equally blamed
There was drama and controversy at the race in Silverstone. The Dutch driver was leading the race, with Britain’s Knight chasing him down; the two came together, sending Verstappen into the barrier and leaving Hamilton with some damage. Many blamed the Mercedes driver, but, Wolff thinks both had a role to play in the accident.
He said, “As for the incident, it always takes two to tango, and these two are not giving each other an inch. It’s a high-speed corner… These things are nasty to look at, but there is a clear regulation and that is something that is black and white on paper and as a racing driver, you may have different perspective from the car.”
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 30, 2021 Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS
“But you need to exactly understand that if the front axle is over the middle of the car on the outside, it’s your corner. Now you can say, is that a corner that is equivalent to any other? Maybe not. But again, an accident involves two drivers,” Wolff concluded.
Both teams might not be will to talk at this moment in time. However, the Raging Bulls will be hoping to make a statement to the Silver Arrows on track at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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