Red Bull Boss Calls Out Mercedes F1 Antics With Snarky Suggestion For Lewis Hamilton

Published 06/23/2022, 3:33 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 10, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The Christian Horner-Toto Wolff rivalry keeps on giving. The Red Bull team principal criticized the Austrian for his theater-like antics at the team principal’s meeting at the Canadian Grand Prix.

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Horner mentioned that his performance may be an audition for the upcoming Lewis Hamilton movie. The Brit joked Wolff might be looking to land a role in the movie.

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“So obviously Ferrari presented its position regarding the TD, and Toto is campaigning for a change in regulations, which is somewhat ironic because his car looked quite quick today with not a lot of bouncing.

“I think there was an element of theater going on in that meeting, so maybe with Lewis’s (Hamilton) new movie coming along, he’s getting in a role for it!” said the Red Bull team boss.

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The Brackley outfit has been the worst affected team by porpoising this season. They even dubbed it a safety issue after the severe bouncing at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

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Horner mentioned that the issue might be inherent for the German team and their car. He also pointed out that the team has the tools to overcome and control the issue.

DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 19: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff and Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Qatar at Losail International Circuit on November 19, 2021, in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

“The issue with Mercedes is more severe, or certainly has been prior to [Canada], than any other car. That surely is down to the team – that’s within their control to deal with that. But certainly, we haven’t had an issue with bouncing. The problem is they are running their cars so stiff, I think their concept is the issue rather than the regulation,” said Horner.

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Interestingly, he also mentioned that Netflix was filming the team principals’ meeting in Montreal for DTS season 5. If this is true, then it would be fascinating to see how it is portrayed in the show next season.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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