Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has explained his unusual reaction to Lewis Hamilton’s late overtake on title rival Max Verstappen. The Brit went on to win the Brazilian Grand Prix, hotting up an already fiery Championship race before the drivers head to Qatar next weekend.
Wolff was in a defiant mood all weekend as Hamilton was disqualified from Friday qualifying for a rear-wing violation.
After the Brit fought back during the Saturday sprint from the back of the grid up to fifth, the German exclaimed over the team radio: “F*** them all.”
That level of passion continued on race day, with Hamilton weaving his way through the pack after starting 10th, eventually passing Verstappen during the closing stages of the race.
Wolff responded by angrily pointing straight down the barrel of the TV camera, later explaining to Sky Sports that: “It was just a friendly hello to the clerk of the course.”
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