Marko Hits Back at Wolff’s ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Comment Following Verstappen’s F1 Pole at British GP


The 2021 F1 season set off an unbelievable rivalry between two of the title-contending group’s bosses – Toto Wolff and Christian Horner. There have been some robust accusations and fixed diggings taken at one another. And now, Crimson Bull F1 boss, Dr. Helmut Marko, couldn’t assist however be a part of the battle of phrases.


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On Friday, the Mercedes boss, Wolff, hailed P1 for Lewis Hamilton in British GP qualifying, as he mentioned, “The empire strikes again“. The Briton marginally fended off Max Verstappen to safe a front-row begin for Saturday’s dash race.

Nonetheless, it took Verstappen simply 1 nook to reclaim the lead within the race, because the Dutchman embraced an unbelievable getaway at lights out. What’s extra, Verstappen led the race from begin to end to safe his 4th consecutive pole of the season.


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Marko counters Mercedes F1 boss’ declare

Chatting with Sky Germany, Marko was completely happy with Verstappen’s dominant outcome over the F1 dash and hit again at Wolff’s post-qualifying feedback.

Max knew that he needed to determine it firstly as a result of overtaking may be very tough right here. His begin was sensational. He additionally fended off the assaults. He confirmed who’s the grasp in the home. Greetings to the empire,” the Austrian mentioned, taking a hilarious dig at Wolff.

Formulation One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen fist bumps Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after dash qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Consequently, Wolff couldn’t resist however reply to the 78-year-old. The interviewer questioned whether or not Wolff is trying to greet again the Crimson Bull advisor. “No. We’re racing tomorrow. It’s clear that he’s blissful,” Wolff responded.

Is a Mercedes win attainable at Silverstone?

There’s excellent news and unhealthy information for Mercedes forward of the British Grand Prix. Let’s begin with the optimistic information first. Verstappen could also be on pole for the race. Nonetheless, not like previously, his teammate’s nowhere close to him to pile up strain on the Mercedes drivers.

As an alternative, Sergio Perez shall be beginning the race from the pit lane, and there may be nearly zero risk that the Mexican will torment both of the Mercedes drivers. Therefore, the Brackley outfit might need the liberty of playing with methods to catch Crimson Bull off guard.


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Formulation One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen leads over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc firstly of dash qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Now to the unhealthy information. Properly, it clearly has all the pieces to do with Crimson Bull’s tempo. The dash portrayed how pacy Verstappen’s Crimson Bull was.

No quantity of push helped Hamilton achieve on the Dutchman, as the previous continued to be the second-fastest automobile all through the short-burst session. Therefore, to even hope for a race win, Hamilton might want to soar forward of Verstappen throughout the race begin. However, will he?


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