Wolff says Mercedes didn’t feel much “remorse” after Verstappen’s crash

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Toto Wolff explains why Mercedes didn’t feel “a lot of feeling of remorse” over how they handled the aftermath of Max Verstappen’s crash at the 2021 British Grand Prix.

In Sky’s documentary ‘Duel: Hamilton vs Verstappen’ Toto Wolff has spoken about the controversial collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the 2021 British Grand Prix, and its aftermath.

The collision led to a 51G crash into the tyre barrier for Verstappen. The Dutch driver was confirmed to be ok, but was later taken to the local hospital for precautionary checks.

Hamilton went on to win his home race, which led to a big celebration with the British fans, however after the race Red Bull strongly attacked Mercedes for celebrating while Max was in the hospital.

It has been explained numerous times since than that Mercedes had word that Verstappen was not hurt and they knew that the visit to the hospital was just precautionary.

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In the documentary Wolff said Mercedes didn’t feel much remorse over how they handled the situation.

“There wasn’t a lot of feeling of remorse on our side,” the Austrian said.

“Because Lewis had given up corners much more often before, where he shouldn’t have.

“If you’re sitting in a hospital shaken by a big impact, you’re not going to understand that the other team is cheering for the driver but it was his home race.

“It was a massive swing to our advantage in terms of points, and we knew that Max was OK,” Wolff concluded.

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