Gunther Steiner on Abu Dhabi: Toto Wolff almost had a f***ing heart attack!
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The race in Abu Dhabi two years ago is still the subject of various debates. Max Verstappen managed to reach the leading position in the last minutes and secure his first title in his career. Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton fans still can't get over everything that happened.
Haas team principal Gunther Steiner spoke about the whole situation in his book Driving to Survive. Steiner obviously cannot talk about that topic anymore, considering that he has been asked about it many times. "If I had a dollar from every person who has asked for my opinion on what happened between Lewis and Max in Abu Dhabi over the past six days, I'd be able to poach Adrian Newey!" Steiner was joking, as quoted by crash.net "Not that I would.
He's far too exciting for me." Steiner confirmed that he, like everyone else, was confused by the 'bizarre' decision. "What do I think, then? Well, it was certainly very confusing. I remember sitting on the pit wall listening to the orders from the race director and thinking, 'What the hell is happening here?’"
Gunther Steiner on Toto Wolff
Gunther Steiner was worried about Totto Wolff who was not feeling well at that moment.
The Haas team principal believes that both teams (especially Mercedes) should forget about it, given that both teams have won titles. "At the time it didn't stack up to me, but at the same time I didn't know all the facts.
It was very entertaining, though. Poor Toto [Wolff, Mercedes team principal] almost had a f***ing heart attack! Look, at the end of the day, both teams have won a world championship and good for them. Red Bull won the drivers' and Mercedes the constructors'
I'd take either of those. Mercedes didn't protest, so off we go. We move on”. Red Bull continued with great performances in the last season as well as the current one, and they are close to winning the third title in a row.