Toto Wolff, Mercedes F1 team bossHe could not hide behind the Emilia Romagna GP his anger with Valtteri Bottas and George Russell. Both pilots collided in Imola battling for ninth straight in a maneuver both drivers blamed each other for. However, for the Austrian, both are guilty, and as he rightly said before the microphones of ‘DAZN F1’, “two do not fight if one does not want to”.
The Austrian, clear and direct, highlighted the great damage that the accident of Bottas, pilot of Mercedes, Y Russell, driver on loan from Mercedes to Williams. In particular, he focused on the money that this will cost the group in a year in which the groups have to respect a budget ceiling for the first time. “It was not good at all. We are in an environment of reduced costs and that car can be thrown away, “he exclaimed, visibly upset despite the fact that this incident was key for Hamilton to come back to second position after damaging his wing against the wall.
“I need to talk to both of them because two don’t fight if one doesn’t want to. George I think he risked too much and Valtteri I think he should never have been there. We have to look at it “, He said. In this way, Toto blamed both for different reasons. In the specific action in which the accident occurred, he hinted that for him the error was Russell’s, but in turn, he assured that Valtteri is partly to blame for fighting for such a backward position with a car with which Hamilton he was fighting for victory.
“Bottas was not in the points and we know how tough this championship is going to be”, commented on the need for the Nordic to improve his performance due to how difficult it will be for the star’s signature to win a much better Red Bull in the Constructors’ World Cup. Slap on the wrist for Finnish and English. In all rules.