Never tell a teenager what to do. It’s the surest way of guaranteeing they will do the exact opposite. Toto Wolff, head honcho of Mercedes, clearly doesn’t have children. If he did, he would have been aware of the contrariness of teenagers and might sensibly have refrained from making a phone call to Max Verstappen’s dad to have a ‘chat’ about him. Wolff vehemently denied asking Daddy, a former F1 driver himself, to order his boy to stay away from his precious Mercedes drivers, as … Read the rest
Red Bull Racing must be feeling very pleased with themselves. After the debacle at the Russian Grand Prix, the team’s management ruthlessly demoted hapless driver Daniil Kvyat to their junior team, Toro Rosso, and promoted preciously gifted teenager Max Verstappen to take his place in the senior car. At the time, the move was considered rather harsh by many, with fellow racing driver Jenson Button coming out in support of the beleaguered Russian.
But what an inspired decision it proved to be! With the two … Read the rest