Damon Hill has described Toto Wolff’s dismissal of Max Verstappen’s file successful streak as “churlish” and “ungracious”.
Red Bull’s Verstappen turned the primary driver in Formula One’s 73-year historical past to win 10 consecutive races following his triumph on the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
But moments after Verstappen drove into the file books, Mercedes staff principal Wolff referred to as the Dutchman’s unprecedented run of victories “completely irrelevant”. He added that the file was solely “for Wikipedia, and nobody reads that anyway”.
Responding to Wolff’s unflattering appraisal, 1996 world champion Hill mentioned: “It sounded a bit churlish and not very gracious.
“It’s unlike Toto because he’s usually very sporting. But he is hurting a bit now. They know what it is like to be dominant and they didn’t even get on the podium in Monza.
“They seem to be a bit stymied and can’t seem to work out what to do. But who can? It seems like everywhere we go, Red Bull has got the upper hand.”
George Russell and Lewis Hamilton crossed the road a distant fifth and sixth respectively for Mercedes at Monza’s Cathedral of Speed.
Hamilton, who was hit with a five-second penalty for colliding with Australian rookie Oscar Piastri, completed 42 sec behind Verstappen.
The seven-time world champion, who final week dedicated to a brand new two-year cope with Mercedes, value £100million, has now gone 37 races and not using a victory.
For Verstappen, now a victor at 12 of the 14 rounds thus far, he has not misplaced a race because the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on April 30, 127 days in the past. There is an out of doors probability he might wrap up a hat-trick of titles in Japan on September 24 with six rounds nonetheless to race.
Verstappen’s Red Bull staff additionally stay on track to make historical past by going the yr unbeaten.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Hill, 62, continued: “Max has achieved something no-one else has ever done.
“Red Bull have won 14 races this year and it is an incredible record, but you can’t just put it down to the car.
“This guy is special. Throughout Max’s career, from the moment he arrived in F1, he has done things no-one has done before and he continues to polish off this season.”