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Toto Wolff

Hill makes Wolff claim following Verstappen remark

Toto Wolff had stated that Max Verstappen's record-breaking 10th win in a row is 'for Wikipedia'

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1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill says that Toto Wolff’s dismissal of Max Verstappen’s win record shows he is “hurting” amid Red Bull’s dominance.

Verstappen scored his 10th race victory in a row at the Italian Grand Prix to set a new record for the most consecutive wins in F1 history.

However, the achievement was played down by Mercedes boss Wolff, who stated: “It’s for Wikipedia, nobody reads that anyway.”

Prior to Verstappen’s run of success in F1, Mercedes dominated the sport, winning every Drivers’ and Constructors Championship on offer from 2014 to 2020.

However, since the introduction of new technical regulations at the start of last year, Mercedes has been unable to consistently compete at the front of the field.

Hill says that Wolff’s reaction to Verstappen’s latest achievement paints the picture that the Austrian is frustrated over the current situation.

Wolff's frustration?

"It sounded a bit churlish and not very gracious, and unlike Toto because he's usually very sporting," Hill told Sky Sports News.

"I think he's hurting a bit now. They know what it's like to be dominated and they didn't even get on the podium.

"They seem to be a bit stymied and can't seem to work out what to do, but who can?

“Ferrari did a great job in Monza - it suited their car, I think - but it seems like everywhere we go, the Red Bull has got the upper hand and we've just got to sit and watch this unfold.

"Can Red Bull win every race in the season? That's not beyond the realms of possibility."

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