Toto Wolff cites Lewis Hamilton’s past mistake to reflect on Max Verstappen and George Russell’s shunt
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Max Verstappen, the Red Bull driver and Mercedes’ biggest title rival, races differently when it comes to Lewis Hamilton. However, he also thinks that the hard racing between Verstappen and George Russell in Baku was typical of the “same generation drivers”. The two young stars collided on the opening lap of the Baku sprint, with Russell attempting to pass Verstappen at Turn 2, resulting in contact. The Briton succeeded at the next corner, which left Verstappen infuriated as he believed Russell ran him too close to the wall.