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Wolff calls on F1 to act to end Verstappen "tactical fouls"

Wolff calls on F1 to act to end Verstappen "tactical fouls"

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Wolff calls on F1 to act to end Verstappen "tactical fouls"

Wolff calls on F1 to act to end Verstappen "tactical fouls"

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has urged F1 to take action and put an immediate stop to what he views as "tactical fouls" after Max Verstappen's dramatic crash with Lewis Hamilton at Monza.

The latest incident between the two drivers resulted in Verstappen's attempt to pass Hamilton through the Rettifilio chicane culminate in him hitting a sausage kerb that launched his Red Bull into the air

Forward momentum then saw Verstappen's car roll forward across the halo and the right-rear tyre strike the seven-time champion's helmet, leading to both Hamilton and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff to declare the device had saved his life.

Speaking before Verstappen was handed a three-place grid penalty for the Russian GP in two weeks, Wolff stated more needs to be done to prevent further situations witnessed at Monza.

“We have seen these duels in the past and it is between drivers that are very good that are racing for a world championship," said Wolff.

“I think the modus operandi for the future is that tactical fouls, in order to make sure the other guy doesn’t win, is something which we need to get under control.

“How? I have no idea”

Wolff would have "terminated" Verstappen's race on lap one

The contact between the two championship rivals was the second time in the race as an incident on lap one resulted in Hamilton being pushed onto the kerbs at the second chicane.

Examining that incident in comparison, Wolff added: “I think Lewis gave a lot of space in turn four on lap one and avoided a collision.

"Maybe I am more unsportsmanlike than Lewis because I would have terminated the race there.

“At least we would have had less engine mileage on the power unit and then what happened is the other way around but not avoided the contact.

“This is for me what we need to avoid in the future, taking each other out tactically because you know you have lost the position.

“The only question is 'How many accidents do we want to see in the future in order to stop one guy winning and the other way around?'"

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Rosemarie

I am 70 years old and have been watching F1 for a very long time and this between Hamilton and Max has got out of hand ,Red Bull needs to stop max before he kills of the drivers he is to focused on wining at any cost he has to calm down he has plenty of time ,Hamilton showed why he' is the champion anyone else would have punched him in the mouth Hamilton deserves a lot of respect .

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Symanski
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Remember when Max took out Ricciardo because he was about to be overtaken?

Max is dangerous.

Max should be banned.

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toto the shameless cu_t, max would be 40 pints ahead of ham if not for the 2 take outs performed by mercedes , ham never recovered in championship red bull was simply removed from competing. and fia as usual letting merc off easy, always imune to the same rule set that everyone else is held to.

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verstappen was partly to blame for silverstone because like yesterday he wasnt prepared to back away, even by .2.5 of a second

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Same with Lewis on Sunday: Lewis didn't back away/keep the space.

Stewards judged it was mainly Max his fault, but Lewis wasn't clean either.

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Hammy boy knew max was there and should have realised that there was a chance of contact but he still forced max onto the sausage which then caused maxs' car to jump onto hammys car, I bet he was thinking after the dust settled 'I should have moved away and raced to the finish line'.....

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You mean like Silverstone where Max knew Lewis was there but still cut in on him and anyway why should Lewis give way like the rest do Max was not remotely past he just ploughed on regardless, Senna also created an air of the inevitable about himself and everyone except Mansell and Prost just jumped out of the way when he came along, Max has tried to create the same thing and it works up to a point.

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Please read your own text!!!!!

Max doesn't leave space for Lewis at Silverstone when Max kept the racing line.

Your judgement: Max keeps racing line and is there to blame.

At Monza, it was the opposite around and Lewis kept a 'racing' line and therefore cutting of Max.

Your judgement: Max to blame as Lewis just kept his racing line.

So you know you are wrong.

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Wolf does not like Verstappen to fight for for another win. Probably he is more interested to buy a chess team then

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Rosemarie

I am 70 years old and have been watching F1 for a very long time and this between Hamilton and Max has got out of hand ,Red Bull needs to stop max before he kills of the drivers he is to focused on wining at any cost he has to calm down he has plenty of time ,Hamilton showed why he' is the champion anyone else would have punched him in the mouth Hamilton deserves a lot of respect .

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How about we get rid of the sausage curbs and warn then time penalize the offenders, maybe accidents like that happen a lot less. Time penalties but still racing.

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So dramatic.

Both drivers acted like jerks and were fighting for position. There’s a lot at stake here.

Lewis did the same thing to Albon that Max did to him, so it must be ok.

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max IS A LOW LIFE. SEE YOUTUBE CHANNEL. F1DERFUL

FOR BETTER PERSPECTIVE

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Toto is spoiling the sport, his team is now one off the contenders who can possible win and that is poisoning him.

In former years he is shore of winning, now its whining.

I tought it is someone with a clear mind, but he is a wolf and tottaly blinded by his task of winning championships.

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Yes Woolfie you know all about tactical fouls because your team has perfected them. How many times has Hamilton taken out red bull drivers? He took Albon out twice, Verstappen at Silverstone, and Bottas tried to take out the whole team in Hungary.

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@Timvictor

They were not "technical fouls" Toto used the force.

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spain1

Wolff is a lying, 3 races 3 Mercedes initiated crashes! Perhaps he should retire!

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There are a lot of racist MAGA Klan clowns on this sight.

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@FreethinkingBill

I use this forum because compared to Mototorsport or Planet F1 its quite calm here, though agree there are a lot of nutter's about.

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Max is dangerous and he needs help for his mental health issues. If those close to him do not address these issues, they will only get worse.

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