“He no longer needs to call us anymore”– Jos Verstappen says Toto Wolff should not call them anymore, declares hostility in relations.
Jos Verstappen has been furious with Lewis Hamilton and his team for causing a 51g crash on his son Max Verstappen, which could have gone fatal.
The former Formula 1 driver has entirely blamed Hamilton for the crash and asked for stricter action. Both Jos and Max Verstappen spent a night in a motel at Silverstone before returning to Monaco the next day.
“Max is doing well so far. He’s ok,” Jos Verstappen told f1-insider.com. “But it was an extremely hard impact. Max was winded. That’s why he didn’t want to say anything at the beginning in order to catch his breath.”
“It was Max’s corner. Lewis accepted a collision in a very fast and therefore dangerous corner,” he said. Meanwhile, Verstappen SNR. is furious with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and asked him never to call again.
“You don’t celebrate a victory with such euphoria when your colleague is still in the hospital,” Verstappen snr charged. “As for Toto Wolff, we had good contact for years. He kept calling us with a honey-mouth and I think everyone knows why. But he didn’t call yesterday.”
“He no longer needs to call us anymore,” Jos concluded.
Red Bull going for re-appeal
Meanwhile, Red Bull is not willing to let Hamilton go so easily from the hook and have demanded a re-appeal, which they will be allowed. But FIA race director Michael Masi seemed to make his mind.
According to Masi, the collision instead of the consequence was analyzed before ending up on the 10-second penalty; meanwhile, most of the grid has also classified it as a racing incident without intentions.
So, it doesn’t seem Red Bull could obtain much out of this case.