Wolff worried that Red Bull resorting to dark arts could see “messy situation” emerge in Abu Dhabi

Toto Wolff is worried about a “messy situation” happening in Abu Dhabi as the season draws to a close.

The championship battle this season has gone all the way to the final race, with the two championship protagonists level on points. The Constructors’ side of things sees Mercedes 28 points ahead of Red Bull, but both teams know that it’s far from over.

Lewis Hamilton acted as the comeback king for Mercedes, thwarting Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the last three races to level the scores. Momentum is firmly on his side, but the Mercedes team principal insists the final race will be a clean chit.

Wolff is worried about a “messy situation” happening in Abu Dhabi as the season reaches its final stop.

Speaking to F1’s official website, the Austrian said, “I think (in) the constructors’ championship we made a really decent step, a good one.

“But one must not forget that we have just equalised on points (in the drivers’ championship), so we are all cheery and that is good because you have to enjoy these moments.

Toto Wolff
Wolff (pictured) is worried about Abu Dhabi. Source: Getty Images

“But now it is all or nothing in Abu Dhabi; whoever wins the race wins the championship and therefore it is important to stay both feet on the ground. Keep working, and hopefully bring the performance that we had (in Saudi Arabia) on to Abu Dhabi.”

Hope everything goes well

“You know… my confidence, I can’t tell you, as I would hope that (Saudi Arabia) has enough repercussions that everybody’s going to learn from it and adapt for the final race in Abu Dhabi,” he explained.

“I think that similar driving, if it were deemed by the stewards to be over the line, then would also be penalised by the stewards in Abu Dhabi and that could well end in a messy situation for everybody.

“And I don’t think the championship has deserved a result that’s influenced by a collision so I very much in that case trust the self-regulating system… the quicker car with the quicker driver should win the championship and not by taking each other off,” he concluded.

Read more: Wolff believes Hamilton was the main reason behind Bottas’ Mercedes grief

Add Comment