Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff feels that Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are both to blame for their accident at the British Grand Prix.
The championship protagonists collided at Copse at high speed which resulted in Verstappen crashing out of the race as Hamilton carried on to go on and win his home event. Christian Horner and Helmut Marko were deeply annoyed at the incident but Wolff thinks nobody is predominantly to blame.
“It is a situation that I guess we all have seen in the past when great drivers race with each other,” Wolff told RacingNews365.com and other members of the press.
“When nobody is prepared to give in, then these kinds of situations can happen. But for me it takes two to tango.
Hamilton is just eight points behind Verstappen in the Drivers' Standings with Mercedes now four points behind Red Bull in the Constructors' Championship. Wolff was asked whether the accident made the situation even more intense.
"This championship was always very intense, because we are fighting with everything we have in order to hold on to to this championship, whilst knowing that we are not performing as [well] as Red Bull and Honda," said Wolff.
"Therefore we've had big points losses in the past and on Sunday we scored, we scored big points so that is always balancing itself out."
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