Red Bull ace Max Verstappen takes a swipe at Toto Wolff for dismissing the Dutchman’s record winning streak by claiming the Mercedes boss was probably ‘p***** off’ after ‘pretty s***’ race at Monza
- World champion Max Verstappen has continued his war of words with Toto Wolff
- Wolff called his record winning streak ‘completely irrelevant’ and ‘for Wikipedia’
World champion Max Verstappen has continued his war of words with Toto Wolff by claiming the Mercedes boss spent too much time talking about Red Bull and should concentrate on improving his own team.
Wolff had dismissed Verstappen’s achievement in becoming the first driver to win 10 grands prix in a row at Monza two weeks ago, sniffing that it was ‘for Wikipedia and nobody reads that anyway’.
‘No, I’m not disappointed in that,’ Verstappen said about Wolff’s comments ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
‘I mean they had a pretty s*** race, so probably he was still p***** off with their performance,’ added Verstappen, referring to the Italian Grand Prix where Mercedes pair George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and sixth.
Mercedes are a distant second in the constructors’ championship, 310 points behind Red Bull, and Verstappen thinks Wolff should recognise their achievements.
World champion Max Verstappen has continued his war of words with Toto Wolff
Mercedes boss dismissed Verstappen’s new record of winning 10 grands prix in a row at Monza
‘I think you should be able to appreciate when a team is doing really well, which I think we’ve done in the past as it worked as a kind of inspiration,’ said Verstappen, who is close to wrapping up a third world title.
‘We knew that we just had to work harder, try to be better, and try to get to that level.
‘He almost sounds like he’s an employee of our team sometimes, but luckily not,’ he added.
‘I think it’s just important that you focus on your own team, that’s what we do, and what we did in the past as well when we were behind them and when they were dominating.’
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