Toto Wolff hits out at Christian Horner over constant need to be in the spotlight

Mercedes Formula 1 team principal Toto Wolff took to the media to call his Red Bull counterpart Christian Horner a “windbag who wants to be on camera”.

Mercedes have raised their voice in the past about Red Bull’s controversial rear wing which they claim is illegal.

However, Red Bull deny those allegations.

FIA tests to take place at French GP

Toto Wolff. Source:

The FIA has issued notices stating that more stringent load tests will be performed at the French GP.

However, Red Bull along with teams with similar designs claim that their design is compatible with the current load tests.

Red Bull team boss Horner goes on to say that he would stay shut if he was Wolff considering his front wing design.

Wolff reveals thoughts on Horner

In an interview with SkySportsF1 after the final practice on Saturday morning, Wolff was asked what he thought about Horner’s comments.

“Christian is a bit of a windbag, who wants to be on camera,” Wolff said.

“It’s easy to be punchy when you’re at the top of the timesheet.

“But he should be a little modest, I think.”

FIA introduces stickers to monitor wings

Mercedes have been threatening to launch protests if the new load tests are not implemented in Baku.

As a result, the FIA has introduced stickers that will help them monitor the movement of the rear wings of the car.

Track record of Mercedes’ protests

Wolff was asked about the possibility of protests.

“I think the topic remains open.

“The last one [protest] taken out on the front wing flex was Red Bull, 2014, so he has a bit of a track record there but anyway, you just have to get on with things.”

“The team is in such a good place,” Wolff insisted.

Christian Horner and Toto Wolff. Source:

“You should have heard the composure in FP3. It’s calm, it’s working down line by line the exercises that we wanted to do.

“There’s nobody nervous [in the garage]. This car is quick, we have seen that,” he concluded.

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