Christian Horner and Toto Wolff, team bosses of Red Bull Racing and Mercedes respectively, have set aside their rivalry and agreed on the talent of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, with both believing it would be a logical choice for Ferrari to extend his contract.
‣ Christian Horner and Toto Wolff, team bosses of Red Bull Racing and Mercedes respectively, have had a contentious relationship in recent Formula 1 seasons.
‣ This year, there was no major conflict between Red Bull and Mercedes, with Max Verstappen of Red Bull securing his third world title with ease.
‣ Both Wolff and Horner agree on the talent of Charles Leclerc, who is rumored to have signed a new deal with Ferrari.
‣ Horner laughed off the idea of a movie being made about his rivalry with Wolff, saying only the future will tell.
Christian Horner and Toto Wolff are two names that don’t exactly spell harmony. These two, the bosses of Red Bull Racing and Mercedes, have been at the heart of a drama that could rival any soap opera. This drama has played out time and again in recent Formula 1 seasons. It’s so intense, you could probably film it. But where does Horner stand on this?
This year, however, the usual Red Bull-Mercedes feud took a backseat. Max Verstappen cruised to his third world title without much of a fight. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were busy battling the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. “We fought for second place and this time we won it. But the aim is that we can race for a championship. I guess that’s true for Ferrari and ourselves,” Wolff shared with Sky Sports.
Lately, there’s been some buzz around Leclerc. The 26-year-old Monegasque is rumored to have extended his contract with the Scuderia, adding a few more years to his stint. Both Wolff and Horner think it’s a no-brainer.
Wolff said, “I don’t know anything about the contractual situation there, but he’s a great guy, and why wouldn’t Ferrari sign him?” Horner chimed in, “It’s totally natural. He’s a great driver. I’m sure they’ll want to keep hold of him, and they’d be crazy if they didn’t.”
And what about a movie on the Horner-Wolff rivalry? When asked, Horner couldn’t help but chuckle. “Only the future will tell about that. You never know,” he grinned.
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