“Honey smeared around the mouth”: Verstappen criticizes Wolff’s behavior after the Hamilton F1 crash

The British Grand Prix opened the floodgates to a whole different level of F1 rivalry between two title contenders, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. But the rivalry isn’t just limited to the drivers. Max’s father, Jos Verstappen, also triggered a possible battle of words between him and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.


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The senior Dutchman criticized Wolff with harsh words. In doing so, he officially ruled out all possibilities for his son to switch to Mercedes in the future.

What did the former F1 driver say?


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As reported by F1-Insider, Jos claimed that Wolff had been in contact with him for years, which would likely draw the Flying Dutchman out of Red Bull and thus to Mercedes.

“You don’t celebrate your victory with such euphoria when your colleague is still in the hospital. And to Toto Wolff: We have had good contact for years, ”he said.

Formula 1 F1 – Great Britain Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Great Britain – Red Bulls Max Verstappen leads at the start of the race ahead of Lewis Hamilton REUTERS / Peter Cziborra. from Mercedes

“He kept calling and smeared honey around our mouths. I think everyone knows why. He didn’t answer yesterday. Now he doesn’t have to call anymore, ”added Jos.

The Verstappens were quite dissatisfied with the way the 7-time world champion celebrated in front of a home crowd after winning the GP trophy. Max criticized Hamilton in particular for pulling off such celebrations while his own racing colleague was in the hospital recovering from a frightening accident.


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Will there ever be clean races between Verstappen and Hamilton?

It was undeniably a 50:50 fault on the two drivers for the Turn 9 incident at Silverstone. However, neither driver felt comfortable sharing the blame and was more likely to point their fingers at the other.

The post-race reactions also said it all, with Verstappen showing immense levels of frustration after losing some of the difference to his rival on the driver’s table. So will the incident slow down any of them at Hungaroring?

Formula 1 F1 – Great Britain Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Great Britain – Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates victory REUTERS / Peter Cziborra

Well, we hardly think so. In fact, Verstappen is likely to maintain his aggression against Hamilton on the track, which could also trigger the reappearance of the McLaren version of the 7-time world champion.


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Given the heat that prevails between the two title rivals, neither Mercedes nor Red Bull will have enough nails to bite at the end of this season. So will Verstappen and Hamilton withdraw a little in Hungary? Or will this season manage to experience even more such chaos between the duo?

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