Wolff thinks Hamilton/Verstappen ‘war of words’ is “great”

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says the recent ‘verbal sparring’ between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen is “good for entertainment”.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have been engaged in a close battle on the track, but they have also exchanged a few quips and taunts aimed at each other.

First Lewis said Verstappen “feels he perhaps has a lot to prove”, insinuating that this can lead to him taking more chances during their wheel-to-wheel encounters. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said this was Lewis playing mind-games, which the Briton denied.

Then after winning the Monaco Grand Prix Vestappen said his victory proves “actions speak louder than words”. Both drivers have since said that they don’t want to get involved in playing mind-games with each other.

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Toto Wolff thinks the verbal sparring between the two drivers is good for Formula 1 fans.

“It is great,” said the Austrian.

“We have a fight between outstanding drivers, the championship has swung both directions and things are being said which are good for entertainment.

“I would attribute that sentence to the entertainment factor and great to talk about it and write about it.

“This is action on the track and also off the track,” concluded Wolff.

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