Wolff: Hamilton is the alternative of a unclean F1 driver
Hamilton’s collision with Max Verstappen at Silverstone on Sunday prompted big controversy and left the Pink Bull staff livid.
Pink Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko mentioned Hamilton ought to face a race ban for driving that he thought of was ‘negligent to harmful behaviour.’
However Wolff has dismissed Pink Bull’s criticisms of Hamilton’s driving and mentioned he noticed no drawback with what his driver did.
“All people has an opinion, that’s okay,” he mentioned about Pink Bull’s remark. “Everybody could have a sure bias in direction of incidents like that.”
Wolff mentioned that relatively than being a unclean driver, Hamilton had truly proven all through his profession how a lot of a sportsman he was.
“Whenever you hear the feedback about his driving and the incident, Lewis is the opposite of somebody that ever drives soiled,” he defined.
“I feel he is a sportsman. We’ve got not seen any massive incidents with him. And that is why he retains his manner. And also you noticed it, the incident wasn’t significantly bothering him.”
Max Verstappen, Pink Bull Racing RB16B, Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W12
Photograph by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Photos
Pink Bull staff boss Christian Horner remained livid concerning the incident although lengthy after the British Grand Prix, as he was removed from impressed on the hazard that he felt Hamilton had put Verstappen in.
“In fact he put security in jeopardy,” mentioned Horner. “I feel a transfer in that nook, each GP driver is aware of, is an enormous, large threat. You do not stick a wheel up the within there, with out it being big penalties.
“We’re simply fortunate and lucky sufficient that, after a 51G accident, that there wasn’t any individual significantly damage. And that is what I am most offended about.
“It’s simply the shortage of judgement or the misjudgement and desperation on this transfer that, you already know, fortunately we obtained away with. Had that been an terrible lot worse, a ten second penalty would have appeared fairly measly.”
He added: “I feel when you take a look at the overhead he [Hamilton] ran huge into the nook as a result of he carried an excessive amount of pace. That transfer was by no means on.
“For a world champion with seven titles, that was an beginner’s mistake, and a determined mistake, and you already know we had been simply very, very fortunate that any individual wasn’t badly injured.”