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Toto Wolff

Wolff: Verstappen wins record just 'for Wikipedia'

The Mercedes boss has given his reaction to Max Verstappen's 10 successive wins.

Toto Wolff
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Toto Wolff feels Max Verstappen's 10 straight Formula 1 wins is "just for Wikipedia" and doubts if the Red Bull driver even cares about the record.

Victory in the Italian Grand Prix gave Verstappen double figures in terms of successive wins, the first driver to ever reach that mark in Grand Prix racing, surpassing Sebastian Vettel's tally of nine.

Verstappen has won 12 of the 14 races in 2023 and is set to wrap up a third title in the coming races, but Mercedes boss Wolff was rather non-plussed about the record.

Wikipedia numbers

"Our situation was a little bit different because we had two guys fighting against each other within the team," Wolff told Sky Sports F1.

"I don’t know if he cares about the records. It is not something that would be important for me, those numbers, are for Wikipedia and nobody reads that anyway."

Wolff later elaborated on his belief of the record being "completely irrelevant" to media including RacingNews365.

"[The records] were irrelevant in our good days at Mercedes, I don't know how many races we won in a row (10 between Monaco-Singapore 2016).

"I didn't even know that there was a count on how many you win, therefore asking me to comment on some achievement is difficult because it has never played a role in my whole life.

"But the result shows a great driver in a great car is competing on an extremely high level."

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