Wolff willing to accept driver anger - "we are the trash bin"


 Toto Wolff says it is Mercedes’ job to accept anger from its drivers during a race, after Lewis Hamilton’s outburst in the Dutch Grand Prix.

Hamilton was frustrated to be left vulnerable at a late Safety Car restart, leading on older medium tires compared to Max Verstappen on the faster soft compound behind him.

Teammate George Russell had also switched to softs – a request the driver made himself – leading to Hamilton saying “I can’t believe you guys f****** screwed me, I can’t tell you how pissed I am,” as he slipped back from first to fourth.

“But it all came so quickly, so also for us it was so tremendously difficult to make the right judgement call and especially if you have two drivers competing against each other… We had it for ten years, one is going to be upset and the other is going to be happy and that’s these swings we need to balance out and just acknowledge that the frustration on one side is always big.”

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