“Christian is a bit of a WINDBAG,” Damon Hill reminiscences and downplays the ‘abusive’ and ‘toxic’ rivalry between Christian Horner and Toto Wolff

Damon Hill doesn't approve of the toxic rivalry shown between Christian Horner and Toto Wolff in Drive to Survive season 4

Christian Horner, Tot Wolff (on the left) and Damon Hill (on the right)
Christian Horner, Tot Wolff (on the left) and Damon Hill (on the right)

The rivalry between Red Bull team Principal Christian Horner and Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff has been vividly evident for the world to see. The duo have fought like cats and dogs and have arguably crossed the line at times.

The political battle has been ferocious off the track with neither in no mood to give an inch to their counterpart. At the end of the season, the duo shared the spoils with Red Bull winning the driver’s championship with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton and Co. winning the constructor’s championship.

But, as the noise was quietening, Netflix’s Series Drive to Survive dropped its fourth season which added fuel to this wildfire. Obviously, Netflix has tried to spice it up and making it more engaging for the audience. Another angle to this rivalry is that this might have done for Television purposes. Former World champion Damon Hill has expressed his opinions pretty bluntly on this issue.

Damon Hill doesn’t approve of the toxic rivalry shown between Christian Horner and Toto Wolff in Drive to Survive season 4

Christian Horner and Toto Wolff
Christian Horner and Toto Wolff

Damon Hill said that since Haas’ team principal Guenther Steiner was grabbing all the headlines, it made Christian Horner and Toto Wolff want to get in on the act. He continued saying that this might be done to act as a catalyst for the show.

Addressing the insults from last year, with Wolff memorably calling Horner a “windbag” in Azerbaijan, Hill added, “I thought it got a little bit unseemly at times last year. I hope it was mostly acting. I don’t think it did us any favours that they were being quite abusive.”

“Toto has come out and said he regrets that he let it get to that point.”

“This was a theme of last year, the way Red Bull were on full attack mode. They’re a very effective competitor and they don’t take prisoners.”

“I think they’ve tried to provide fuel for the show.” As reported by gpfans.

Damon Hill hasn’t been appreciative of the rivalry between Christian Horner and Toto Wolff as it has definitely seemed to have crossed the line. He hopes that it was all acting and to engage the audience because such content doesn’t do us any favors.

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