Reports have emerged suggesting that the FIA may further investigate Sebastian Vettel’s ‘road rage’ incident during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff is calling for cool heads to prevail and suggests that the Ferrari driver and Lewis Hamilton should have a chat to resolve matters.
Wolff told Auto Motor und Sport, “I think Lewis and Sebastian should talk to each other when the tempers have cooled.”
“Everyone has their own point of view on these things. I can only imagine that Sebastian, because of the wrong assumption that Lewis would have intentionally slowed him down, will realise he got carried away in the heat of the moment.”
“I still do not want to imagine that he acted deliberately. If it were so, he would have to be severely punished. As a four-time world champion, you are also an ambassador for your sport,” added Wolff.
Amid reports that there will be no peace talks between the two tile rivals, this site is predicting (based on sources in the paddock) that peace talks will happen before the next race in Austria, as the title race heats up before the summer break.
Wolff said of the Mercedes versus Ferrari title rivalry, “There is no coziness. We respect each other, but on the racetrack we are warriors. We do not give each other gifts, and the further the season progresses, the we will think of our own interests.”
As for further penalties in the wake of the incident, Wolff said, “He’s got his punishment and that’s good. My head is already in Spielberg.”