“Toto has had it far too easy for the last seven years”– Christian Horner on Mercedes’ reign in the hybrid era under Toto Wolff.
Red Bull and Mercedes are at a war of words against each other, as Red Bull has been giving a tough time to the current champions; from Red Bull’s alleged poaching personnel from Mercedes to bendy wings fiasco, it’s a brutal rivalry now.
Seeing this, former Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has said that Wolff is clearly not fond of Horner. And now, in the recent interview with the New York Times, Horner has taken this to another level.
“Toto has had it far too easy for the last seven years. It’s about time he had something to do,” said Horner on the poaching allegations made on Red Bull.
It’s much more enjoyable going to races.
Horner, happy with his team’s recent successes, has claimed that he now enjoys going to the Grand Prix, knowing that they can win the race at any venue.
“It’s much more enjoyable going to races knowing you’ve got a chance. We’ve worked hard as a team to get ourselves back into this position, and we’ve made some big decisions along the way in order to get there.
“This team has a racing spirit, a racing DNA. That’s what it’s all about so, of course, it’s a much more enjoyable experience when you go to a track knowing you’ve got a chance rather than just being a participant,” ventured Horner.
Love the shenanigans
Horner is not the only one to be relishing the battle; Wolff himself confessed that he loves these shenanigans as this is what his doctor apparently recommended him from the past seven years.
“And the relationship is always respectful. I think the job that Christian has done is very good and he was the youngest Team Principal to have won a world championship; he’s done four in a row.”
“[Red Bull] has always been our strongest competitor, and for that reason we are fighting gloves-off on the track for any millimetre of political advantage but I have respect for the person,” insisted Wolff.