Red Bull and Mercedes have not allowed any other team the opportunity to win the constructors’ championship in the last decade. Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel have been the winners of the drivers’ championship, meanwhile.
It is therefore commonplace for the two to be engaged in verbal spats every now and again. Team principals Toto Wolff of Mercedes and Christian Horner have played their due part in this respect.
Wolff has been left frustrated with how Red Bull seems to have a problem with everything Mercedes does. This is shown in Netflix’s docuseries Drive to Survive.
“Christian likes to rumble around a little bit, but I think we are doing it a bit differently. We concentrate on ourselves. We don’t look too much left and right and do the talking on the track,” Wolff said.
“If you try to beat each other and perform at the highest level and then you need equalisation after the first race, you cry out after the first race, that’s not how we’ve done things in the past.
Wolff gave a witty response as to where Red Bull should be headed.
“I think ‘just get your f****** head down, work hard and try to sort it out’. I didn’t mean the F-word in relation to him [Horner]. There is this wall in Jerusalem that you can stand in front of and complain about. Maybe the guys should go there.”