Toto Wolff Doesn’t Plan to Have a Bottle of Wine With Red Bull F1 Adversary Anytime Soon

Published 07/22/2021, 9:31 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff looks on in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


While many have dismissed Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s crash in Silverstone a racing incident, it has soured the two teams’ relationship like no other “racing incident.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With both Red Bull and Mercedes taking digs at each other back and forth, the two championship-winning outfits are evidently at odds with each other.

In fact, there is no peace between the teams even in the realm of jokes!

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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 hang out with Red Bull 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 joked, “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.”

Watch Story: From Prince to the Queen: When F1 Stars Interacted With the Royal Family

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.

While many placed the blame solely on the Briton, but Wolff thinks both drivers 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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.

DIVE DEEPER

Jos Verstappen Denies Making Remarks on Toto Wolff After Controversial Hamilton-Verstappen Incident

about 2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Arpit Gomes

842 articles

Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT