Max verstappen is in a very uncomfortable situation in the team Red Bull. In recent weeks, the possibility of the Dutchman leaving the structure after the departure of Sling at the end of 2021. Also, his father Jos harshly criticized the team advisor, Helmut Marko, after Max did not get the desired title he is looking for. This Tuesday, Toto wolff silenced press rumors in an interview.
The team leader Mercedes He completely ruled out the arrival of Max Verstappen in the near future. Toto Wolff assured that while Lewis hamilton is in the structure, the arrival of Max is practically impossible, considering the quality of both riders. According to Wolff, it would be an uncontrollable ego fight and that would affect the team.
Before the microphones of the Austrian channel ORC, Wolff buried Verstappen’s possibilities for the German team. Max is not an option for Mercedes. The presence in the team would create an unnecessary ‘Star Wars’. Fortunately, With Valtteri (Bottas) all this has not been presented, ”said Wolff.
In addition, he stressed that during his first stage at Mercedes, he experienced complicated situations with Nico Rosberg. “We will never understand exactly what happened between Nico and Lewis at that time. We have seen how their friendship turned into rivalry and then hostility. That dynamic between them was very difficult to understand. It started when I joined Mercedes.
To close the interview, Wolff recalled that every time there was a meeting between the pilots, they couldn’t see much of each other. “During the team meetings there was a very negative energy in the air. At some point it was no longer acceptable and we discussed it with the pilots. But the hostility between the two remained ”, Wolff commented to finish.