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Sport Toto Wolff and Christian Horner branded ‘terrible, tacky and childish' for antics

13:55  25 november  2021
13:55  25 november  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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Team principals Toto Wolff and Christian Horner have been labelled 'terrible, tacky and childish' for their antics during the gripping title race. The Mercedes boss and Red Bull chief have been at the centre of headlines in recent weeks as their teams vie for both the constructors and drivers' championship.

As tensions escalate and the pressure continues to mount, both the Austrian and the Brit have been sending shots at one another as they endeavour to come out on top this season.

Mercedes were keen for Max Verstappen to be reviewed following his move at the Brazilian Grand Prix, which forced Lewis Hamilton off the track.

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Red Bull have raised suspicions regarding Mercedes' rear wing, which Wolff was more than happy for them to investigate.

Christian Horner was summoned to the stewards for saying marshalls at the Qatar GP went 'rogue' after Verstappen was penalised for ignoring yellow flags.

At times Wolff and Horner have made the headlines more than their drivers and some F1 fans have been left far from impressed. And former prominent F1 engineer Kees van de Grint is one of those critics.

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"I think that's terrible. I think it's tacky," Van de Grint told the Dutch branch of Motorsport.com. "And then marshals are insulted. It is childish."

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The former Bridgestone man has called for the pair to stop studying each other's cars and focus on their own.

"Let everyone focus on their own cars," he said.

"We have a fantastic season. We have two great drivers who actually downgrade the rest of the field. Fantastic, that's motorsport.

"We look at motorsport, and not at this sort of thing, right?

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"When I hear terms that I don't want to repeat, that annoys me too. I am sorry to hear that."

Despite his five-place grid penalty in Qatar, Verstappen recovered well to finish second and won an extra point by securing the fastest lap of the race.

"I found it extremely interesting how Verstappen converted that fastest lap into a kind of win," Van de Grint added.

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"This was, as they call it in football, a six-point game. He could have lost more here, but he more than limited the damage."

Furthermore, the Dutchman is backing the Red Bull racer to win the world title and believes it will come down to the final race in Abu Dhabi next month.

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"I have already said that the title will come," he said. "I can't predict things like that either, but other than that I still believe in it.

"We have now had two tracks where it was clear that Hamilton and Mercedes would hold the trump card. Now there will be a circuit where I think there is a small advantage for Mercedes, because this [Jeddah street circuit] might even be faster than Qatar.

"Then the difference becomes minimal, but thanks to the good driving [of Verstappen] we might go into the last race with one or two points ahead.

"And I expect Verstappen to be at least equal in Abu Dhabi, so it will be exciting. It's great for the neutral viewer."

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