Wolff on Verstappen’s ‘brake test’: “I don’t think this is yet done”

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says Max Verstappen’s driving “needs to be assessed and looked at”, as it is “maybe over the line hard”.

After the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Toto Wolff gave his opinion on the incident-filled race.

“I don’t think this is yet done,” the Austrian told Sky Sports F1 when asked if the final result was a fair one.

“The result at the end, winning the race, I think [Lewis] deserved it. We could have been out a few times with a broken front wing and I don’t want to have dirty laundry in here but…

“That was spectacular, but not a good race.”

He then gave his comment on Hamilton hitting the back of Verstappen, after the Dutch driver slowed down because he was instructed to let Lewis by.

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“What the telemetry shows is he’s slowing down then accelerating again and then slowing down,” Wolff explained.

“Lewis didn’t know [Verstappen had been told to let him past] and I think that was the wrong sequence of messages that came through there.

“The driving needs to be assessed and looked at. It’s hard, very hard, maybe over the line hard.

“We just want to have a clean championship, may the best man win and if it’s Max at the end then I have peace with that.

“It just needs to be a fair race,” concluded Mercedes’ team boss.

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