In the title duel, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are making Red Bull appear like the “evil guys” – Rosberg
Mercedes and Toto Wolff, according to Nico Rosberg, are handling pressure considerably better than Red Bull this season.
Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton’s old teammate, feels Mercedes and Toto Wolff are handling the pressure of battling for the world title far better than Red Bull this season, and that Max Verstappen’s outburst in Hungary was a direct result of the team’s handling of it.
This season, Mercedes and Red Bull are locked in a furious title battle, with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen vying to be crowned world champion at the end of the season.
After two disastrous weekends for the Milton-Keynes-based team, Hamilton currently leads by eight points, with Red Bull blaming Mercedes for their bad luck.
But, just before the summer break, Verstappen was left angry as questions about his accident with Hamilton at the British Grand Prix dominated the news conference in Hungary on Thursday, with the Dutchman refusing to answer any more questions about it.
Verstappen raged, “Can we already stop this?” “We’ve already gotten a lot of f**king queries about it. To be honest, it’s ludicrous.
“We spent all of Thursday answering these ridiculous questions. “Could we please stop talking about this?”
It occurred after Red Bull slammed Hamilton, who went on to win the race at Silverstone, with boss Christian Horner labeling him “desperate” and a “dirty driver,” and chief adviser Helmut Marko urging for Hamilton to face a race ban for his role in the incident.
However, Wolff dismissed any idea that Lewis Hamilton deserved to win the British Grand Prix, saying that “a win is a win” and that they will “put it in the scorecard and go on.”
In the ongoing battle of words between the teams, the 2016 world champion believes his old employer is starting to portray Red Bull as the “evil people.”
“Management is critical, and Toto has done an excellent job of handling it,” Rosberg told Sky F1. “With [them]trying to protest and all these things, he’s really making Red Bull look like the bad people now.
“He’s super-smart with the media as well as internally, getting everyone pumped up to try and beat them together.”
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