Toto Wolff reacts to Verstappen fans cheering Hamilton’s crash

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After Lewis Hamilton’s hard crash into the barrier at the Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying, the crowd at the track could be seen and heard loudly cheering. Toto Wolff gives his reaction.

Lewis Hamilton lost control of the rear of his car in Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying Q3, and crashed hard into the barrier.

This caused a large part of the crowd in Austrian to erupt into loud cheers, even before it was revealed that Lewis was unhurt.

After the session Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff was asked to give his comments.

“I didn’t hear that or see that, what happened?” Wolff asked.


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“I think we just need to speak more to the fans that are cheering when a car is in the wall, or booing for a driver that gives an interview.

“It’s not what we would do with our competitors and enemies, even though you can think we would have some animosity out there, so nobody should actually do it.

“We need collectively, with F1, with you guys, to educate people,” the Austrian concluded.

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