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Toto Wolff

Wolff calls comments by Red Bull's management amateurish

The Mercedes team principal has outlined why the world champions accused Red Bull's management of attacking Lewis Hamilton’s reputation.

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes the reaction from Red Bull's senior management to Lewis Hamilton's and Max Verstappen's collision at Silverstone were amateurish.

Red Bull failed in their request for a review of the 10-second penalty which was given to Hamilton as the stewards noted, with some concern, certain allegations made by Red Bull during Thursday's hearing.

"I think the comments that were made, surely out of emotion were directly against the seven-time world champion were amateurish," Wolff told Sky Sports.

"It should have no place and what it brings out was an avalanche of comments in the social media, a lot of controversy and added to further polarisation and I think as a sport we should do the contrary. We should deescalate."

Mercedes put out a statement which claimed Red Bull 's senior management made a concerted effort to tarnish the good name and sporting integrity of Hamilton. Wolff confirmed he is yet to speak to Christian Horner since the British GP and will speak when necessary.

""I'm never upset with anything in Formula 1," added Wolff. "I think there were some pretty, how can I say interesting comments made, but it is not for me to judge and I'm easy about it."

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