Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff minimizes Max Verstappen’s record streak of winning ten F1 races in a row. According to Toto Wolff, that’s only good to put on Wikipedia. Toto Wolff even doubts whether Verstappen thinks the record itself is important
Max Verstappen has already managed to win twelve of the fourteen races this season. Verstappen is on his way to a very smooth third F1 title in a row. Despite the extensive attention given to the record ten consecutive F1 wins, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is not impressed by the record.
“Our situation was a bit different because we had two drivers competing against each other within the team,” Toto Wolff minimizes Verstappen’s record streak to ‘Sky Sports F1’.
“I have no idea if he thinks such records are important. It wouldn’t be something that matters to me, those numbers are for Wikipedia and nobody reads them.”
Toto Wolff’s statements raised the eyebrows of many fans and F1 insiders, but Toto Wolff then clarified that he did not consider Mercedes’ records important at the time either.
“The records were irrelevant even during the good days of Mercedes. I don’t know how many races we’ve won in a row,” said Wolff. “I didn’t even know how many you win were counted, to ask me for a reaction about something someone has achieved is difficult, especially because I never thought it was important.”
“However, the result shows that a great driver in a great car can perform at an extremely high level.”