Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have not had such a big conflict until now. Several days prior, Lewis made a statement that caused outrage, and the Dutchman had an interesting response. As for Toto Wolff, the CEO of Mercedes, he thinks the conflict is just for fun.
There is an increasing number of conflicts of this type in the sports world over the past few years. The media often covers these types of conflicts, giving them further attention and publicity. This can be a double-edged sword, as it can lead to more drama but also brings more attention to the sport.
As a result, these conflicts can be beneficial for the athletes and the sport as a whole. “First of all, it’s obvious that the drivers like to poke each other a bit,” Wolff said, as quoted by crash.net! "But then you can say that Lewis has raced three World Champions.
He raced Jenson, he raced Fernando and he raced Nico. But I don’t want to in any way diminish anybody’s performance because Max in the car is outstanding. So it’s just part of the fun."
Toto Wolff on Max Verstappen breaking record
Verstappen's record-breaking does not impress Toto Wolff.
Instead, Toto Wolff was impressed with how Verstappen had matured as a driver and developed his skills. He praised Verstappen's ability to stay calm under pressure and handle the difficult situations in the race. This has resulted in him becoming one of the best drivers in the world.
"For me, these kinds of records are completely irrelevant. They were irrelevant in our good days in Mercedes. I don’t know how many races we’ve won, or in a row. I didn’t even know that there was a count on how many races in a row you win.
Therefore asking me for comment on some achievement is difficult because it never played a role in my own life. But the result itself shows that a great driver in a great car are competing on an extremely high level."
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