Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • GB
Download
×
GPFans Global app
Download the app!
Everything F1 in one place!
Red Bull 'hysteria' triggered social media backlash against Hamilton - Wolff

Red Bull 'hysteria' triggered social media backlash against Hamilton - Wolff

F1 News

5 comments

Red Bull 'hysteria' triggered social media backlash against Hamilton - Wolff

Red Bull 'hysteria' triggered social media backlash against Hamilton - Wolff

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has branded comments from Red Bull following the British Grand Prix as 'emotional and hysterical' and the cause for the social media backlash that followed against Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton and Max Verstappen's lap-one incident at Silverstone prompted team boss Christian Horner, in particular, to brand Hamilton "dangerous", "desperate" and "an amateur".

The Hungarian GP stewards have since denied Red Bull a review of the 10-second penalty that was handed to the seven-time champion after failing to provide the new evidence that was required.

With regard to the disparaging comments against his driver, Wolff has criticised Red Bull for acting "emotionally and hysterically".

“I think the comments that were made, surely out of emotion, were going directly against a seven-time world champion," Wolff told Sky Sports F1.

"Words like amateurish should have no place and what it triggered was an avalanche of comments in social media, a lot of controversy and added to further polarisation.

“I think we as a sport should do the contrary. We should deescalate.”

He added: “Everybody needs to do it how they can and how they want and if you want to communicate emotionally and hysterically you can do that.

"We are trying to just look at saying the right things.”

Wolff calls for penalty consistency

Confirming he has not spoken to Horner since the incident, Wolff stated the need for consistency in penalty-making decisions in light of the Austrian Grand Prix given the number of incidents that occurred that could have been deemed as racing.

“Consistency is very important and the stewards deemed this to be a 10-second penalty," he explained.

"I think we, as the teams, need to also have the consistency in what we judge right and wrong and not oscillate with what is opportune at the time.

“For the stewards, it is very difficult actually because the situations are never the same and I think they need to do whatever they can.

"So at the time the 10-second penalty seemed very harsh and the race lost and in the end, it turned out to be good for us.

“But I must say, in my opinion, and this is not opportunistic, is they have the toughest job to do. Like a referee in football before the video analysis came.”

What do you think?
Spawney

MrDee, your comments are wrong and misleading. It was not the 'biggest impact crash ever measured in human history'. Its not even the biggest impact crash in F1

4 0

Comments (5)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Log in
 

Write a comment

Comments (3)

Gravatar
Senior
MrDee
Gravatar
84
655
254
Jun 2021
First Poster
MrDee

We should deescalate...

Let's start by informing Hamilton after this 'win' that the person he kicked-off the track is in hospital.

That he should celebrate, but not overdo it, and show his respect to Max.

A 5 seconds penalty when you touch the white line when entering the pitlane, but when causing the biggest impact crash ever measured in human history, you get 10 seconds delay..

Gravatar
Amateur
Spawney
Gravatar
1
4
0
Jul 2021
Spawney

MrDee, your comments are wrong and misleading. It was not the 'biggest impact crash ever measured in human history'. Its not even the biggest impact crash in F1

Gravatar
Senior
PapaofGags
Gravatar
131
181
65
Feb 2021
PapaofGags

"the biggest impact crash ever measured in human history"

How can we take you seriously now, Romain Grosjean was 60g.....

Max celebrated on the podium, yet complains when Lewis does the same, pathetic.

Show all replies (2)
Gravatar
Regular
jimbo23
Gravatar
12
17
5
May 2021
jimbo23

in all my years in motor sport i have met a lot of people like Horner mostly parents who just cannot controle there mouth , i never thought i would see it right at the top of our sport, in other sports he would have been charged with bringing the game into dissrepute, also this has not been good for there brand RED BULL,they carnt be happy can they !!!!so a small piece of advice to all ,Engage brain before opening mouth

Gravatar
Amateur
Burlstar
Gravatar
1
1
0
Jul 2021
Burlstar

I can not believe the BS coming from Horner. I remember the massive crash between their own two cars in Azerbaijan. That was much worse. Oh he forgot about that. And when max use to block with last minute manoeuvres. This is doing Red Bull any favours. And it seems a bit vindictive.

Ontdek het op Google Play