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Wolff hits out at Grosjean

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15/07/2017

Toto Wolff has hit out at Romain Grosjean following the Frenchman's criticism of today's decision by the Stewards at Silverstone.

While not quite using the old adage about 'people in glass houses', the Mercedes boss suggested that the Frenchman, newly elected as a director of the GPDA, should take a long, hard look at himself.

Unhappy that the Briton was not punished by the Silverstone Stewards, and insisting, contrary to their findings, that he was impeded by Hamilton, Grosjean suggested that their decision was influenced by the fact that the Briton is fighting for the title, the Haas driver claiming that different drivers get different treatment from officials.

"There are some that moan all the time," Wolff told reporters, when advised of Grosjean's comments. "They just continue moaning. I don't want to even comment.

"If Romain Grosjean comes out and starts asking for penalties for other drivers, you should look at his track record. He should be happy he is driving in F1," he added, a clear reference to the Frenchman's early reputation in the sport, his red-mist recklessness resulting in a race ban after causing a major incident at Spa in 2012 which could have claimed Fernando Alonso's life, and which led to Mark Webber describing him as a "first lap nutcase".

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1. Posted by Yves, 17/07/2017 2:11

"Anyone truly believe the stewards would have made the same decision if it would have been Grosjean in front, and Hamilton impeded? "

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2. Posted by f1fan, 16/07/2017 17:55

"Why go after Toto? Lewis was found not guilty of blocking the "first lap nutcase" (as quoted from Mark Webber formerly). They who don't agree with the verdict then go after the stewards and challenge their decision. As the saying goes "hollow drums sounds loudest". "

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3. Posted by equator180, 16/07/2017 7:04

"Every time there is a photo of Lewis's back I keep seeing the back of Toto's head on the seat of his trousers. Really tough babysitting a spoiled kid...breath in Toto, it isn't roses you will smell"

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4. Posted by Yves, 16/07/2017 4:47

"I'm baffled by Wolff's lack of discernment. If there is a constant in the last two seasons, it is Hamilton's moaning, criticizing of the officials, throwing tantrum and conspiracy theories all over the place whenever something happens to him or whenever his teammate get ahead with the pole or a race win. Wolff, as a good mother-hen, is usually very quick to come with mea culpas to console his precious driver. This time, he missed a good occasion to keep is mouth shut as his comment was totally unfair to Grosjean."

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5. Posted by jcr, 16/07/2017 2:47

"Have to say, totally disappointed by Wolffs comments,
"Dont want to even comment", but then he does !!
Thought He was above public slagging !!
But I Was obviously wrong.
Hami can do no wrong !!!"

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6. Posted by FormerF1Fan, 15/07/2017 21:41

"I must admit that you can't fault Wolff from trying to draw fire away from Hamilton's no-show I'm-too-precious tantrums..."

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