The future of Mercedes, when it comes to its riders, is a hot topic in the paddock of the F1 since english Lewis Hamilton and the finnish Valtteri Bottas They have a contract that expires this year.
A few weeks ago, for example, Zak Brown (McLaren) hinted that in 2022 neither of them was going to be in the German team. In fact, he said who could be his replacements: the Dutch Max Verstappen and English George Russell.
These speculations did not sit well with Toto wolff, responsible for Mercedes, who did not miss the opportunity to criticize his colleagues in an interview with OE24 from Austria. “Brown is like Horner… They just don't stop spreading shit. I think Zak wanted to hit Christian in the face (with Verstappen), but I don't care ", Assured.
Wolff also took the opportunity to talk about a rumor that Hamilton and Russell are fighting after the current Williams driver replaced the champion in the Sahkir GP 2020. After being about to win the race the young driver said: "At least I have created a good headache for Toto", in reference to its possible incorporation to Mercedes. And that phrase would not have liked the Sevenfold.
"It's the first time I've heard that. The condition of my riders is the least of my concerns. But I can imagine it because the competition between the two is very strong. The great ones notice when a boy comes who is good…. And George is the next generation ”he admitted.