Toto Wolff spoke about Hamilton’s new approach to his battles with Verstappen, in which the Mercedes driver won’t be willing to back down as much.

Why it matters: The championship fight between Verstappen and Hamilton is heating up, which leads to more aggressiveness on track and, therefore, more incidents between the two.


  • Wolff said Hamilton “won’t bail out anymore” when he believes he’s got the advantage through a corner.
  • The Mercedes team principal admitted that both drivers would be able to avoid collisions if they wanted to.

What he had to say:

  • “I think the change of approach is that Lewis pretty much decided not to bail out any more when he thinks that the corner is his.”
  • “They are in the cars, we have no influence on the driving. They will know much better than we how the other one is racing and it’s interesting to watch.”
  • “I think they pretty much know what they do. In my opinion if they both wanted to avoid collisions, we would have less collisions.”
  • “If they don’t avoid collisions because they feel it’s right to not bail out or not give room, then we will have more. We are not sitting in the cars.”

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