Horner & Wolff Act Like ‘8-Year-Olds’, Former F1 Driver Slams Mercedes & Red Bull Bosses

It is no more a secret that this championship will certainly go down to the very last race. The rivalry has been intense on the track and it has been reciprocated off-track as well. Mercedes and Red bull are not letting even a nickel slide away in this high-voltage drama. Christian Horner and Toto Wolff have been up on their toes this whole season criticizing each other. However now, former British F1 driver Johnny Herbert has come forward with his opinion on this undignified verbal banter.

Furthermore, he is critical of the approach the two bosses are taking and he finds it childish. Needless to say, this is an all-out battle and healthy banters are expected. However, the constant back and forth, appeals, and clarifications are not the way the two bosses should operate.

Johnny Herbert labels them as ‘8-year-old kids arguing in the schoolyard’

The 57-year old has been part of 160 Grand Prix in his career expanding over ten years. Recently, Herbert was analyzing the championship for the Sunday Mirror where he discussed the two bosses and their approach this year. Herbert compared them with school kids who keep pointing fingers at one another.

DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 19: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff and Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talk in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Qatar at Losail International Circuit on November 19, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

I think many want to tell him ‘grow up’. They look like two 8-year-olds arguing in the schoolyard. One points to the other and says, ‘Look what he’s doing,” said the 3 Grand Prix winner as reported by Mirror (quotes via Formulapassion)

“However, the technicians are not distracted by all this and are working to find that advantage that would be crucial for their respective drivers,” he added.

Way ahead for Mercedes and Red Bull

As the championship is approaching its end, the intensity is expected to rise exponentially. The two games are going for both, the drivers’ and constructors’ championships. While Red Bull is leading the former and Mercedes the latter, it will be nothing short of a cracker weekend in Jeddah and Abu Dhabi.

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS – SEPTEMBER 05: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing, second placed Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and third placed Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP celebrate on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 5, 2021 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

Silver Arrows boss Toto Wolff has made clear that they are going to use what Red Bull and Marko called the “rocket engine” after Brazil GP. However, Helmut Marko is no longer afraid of that. He says “because you can no longer lower the spoiler, it will no longer bring an advantage of 0.4 seconds.”

We are waiting for a dignified on-track battle instead of a demeaning verbal banter off the track.

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