Toto Wolff Strongly Denies Mercedes-Red Bull F1 ‘War’ Theory

Published 08/21/2021, 6:11 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 McLaren team principal Toto Wolff before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna


Mercedes and Red Bull are involved in a titanic battle for championship gold this season. They both have had their shot at leading both drivers’ and constructors’ championships. They have also collided with each other both on and off-the-track and made the title fight even spicier.

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But Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff believes that the battles with Red Bull are just on the track.

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For me, it’s just on track: Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff

As reported by Gpfans, Wolff has mentioned that the title fight with Red Bull has been intense and quite tough. But the battle will always stay on track.

” The competition on track is always on,” said Wolff on the battle with Red Bull.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 26, 2021, Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff with Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“Straight from the beginning of the year, it has been a tough fight. You can see whatever happens it’s going to be very, very close between the two drivers and between the two teams, so there is always a war on track.” Mentioned the Mercedes team boss.

When asked if the battle has affected the team or him off track, Toto replied, “For me, it’s just on the track.”

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It’s not in our culture to give up on any season: Christian Horner

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has stated that the team will fight with Mercedes till the end of the season. He mentioned it is not in the DNA of the team to give up their fight for championships.

“It is embedded in who we are as a race team that it’s not in our culture to give up on any season,” said Horner.

Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 30, 2021, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“Of course, we have the constraints of the budget cap as well, which makes life slightly more complicated. But people have short-term memories in this sport, and you’ve got to go for it,” claimed Horner.

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Mercedes are leading their rivals in both championships at the halfway stage of the season.

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Can Red Bull bounce back in Belgium? Let us know.

 

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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 Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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