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Horner criticises Wolff over Senna-Prost comments

Horner criticises Wolff over Senna-Prost comments

Horner criticises Wolff over Senna-Prost comments

Horner criticises Wolff over Senna-Prost comments
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has criticied comments made by Toto Wolff suggesting the F1 title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton could come down to a 'Senna-Prost style' collision.

Mercedes boss Wolff mused in the build-up to the Mexico City Grand Prix weekend that "whoever is in front [on points in Abu Dhabi] is absolutely going to try to do the same as in the Senna-Prost years," referencing the collisions between the pair at Suzuka in 1989 and 1990.

Verstappen and Hamilton's rivalry this season has drawn continuous comparisons between the friction between the Brazilian and French drivers who shared seven titles between them, with crashes in Silverstone and Monza only adding fuel to the fire.

Responding to Wolff's comments, Horner said: "I was disappointed to read comments that that was being condoned.

"We want a really fair fight between now and the end of the championship and I think any driver would want to win the championship on track.

"We’re a team of racers. If we can pull off this feat - and it’s a massive, massive task - then we wouldn’t want to win a championship through a collision between the drivers.

"There’s been enough of those this year already. I think what we saw in Austin was a great fight between two drivers at the top of their game.

"A few more races like Austin between now and the end of the year, the biggest winner will be Formula 1.

"Nobody wants to see a championship decided in a gravel trap."

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