Mercedes and Red Bull are fighting for the best driver
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner and Mercedes man Toto Wolff are fighting over the best driver in the field. Wolff does not want to leave that Max Verstappen should already be better than Lewis Hamilton
Zwhite alpha animals are one too many: they eye each other and try to take advantage of each other’s weaknesses. One thing is certain: even if they try to be nice to each other in public – behind the scenes they twisted themselves against their shins. When bulls and wolves attack each other.
Toto Wolff and Christian Horner
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The Williams driver replaced the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in his corona infection in Sakhir 2020 and almost even got the win if he hadn’t been stopped by a failed pit stop and a flat tire. Horner concludes from this at RacingNews365: “At Mercedes, a Williams driver can qualify directly in the front row, Russell almost won the race. But if someone has to get into Verstappen’s car at Red Bull, then nobody will reach his level. “
A cross comparison that limps – but which still has a real core. And challenges Wolff to counterattack.
Wolff also points to the fact that Russell could replace Hamilton at Mercedes in 2021. The contract with Lewis Hamilton is on the right track. Wolff: “It’s about details, the lawyers are hard at work. At the latest before Bahrain we have to sign something at some point. But we’re not making it easy for lawyers. We argue about Zoom and then toss them new balls. That’s how it works with negotiations. You come from different corners and approach each other. ”The Austrian jokingly:“ I already threatened him that I would get into the car. ”
In any case, they never threatened Hamilton with the possible alternative of George Russell, Wolff denied corresponding reports in the English media, which ABMS had also heard. “We never played the Russell card. Our longstanding partnership is not about showing any threatening gestures. Russell did an excellent job back then and I am convinced that one day he will be in a top car. “
First, however, they will “pull out the fountain pen” together with Hamilton. So that the duel against Verstappen and Red Bull ends again successfully.