Mercedes’ boss Toto Wolff has given high praise to Max Verstappen despite the events of last season with a surprisingly positive comment on the Dutchman winning the Formula 1 drivers title.
In 2021, there was a fierce battle between Red Bull and Mercedes, especially between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton for the world F1 championship title. In the end, it was the Dutchman who emerged victorious from this duel. However, this victory was marred by controversy.
The Mercedes team cried foul over the race decisions taken by FIA race director Michael Masi. However, the result is now confirmed, Verstappen is the 2021 Formula 1 World Champion and Toto Wolff, Mercedes boss, has validated this title.
“He deserves his world championship title”
In an interview with De Telegraaf, Toto Wolff had some strong words for Max Verstappen:
“It’s true that there were some controversial moments last year and everyone has their own view on the matter, their own perception,
“Often the truth is in the middle. But if you ask me personally, apart from his driving qualities, I think Max is very mature and intelligent for his age. I have a lot of respect for him and also for his father Jos,
“That will never change. (…) Max drove hard all last season and also missed a lot of points. He deserves his World Championship title.”