Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff was reportedly embroiled in a heated argument with fellow Formula 1 team bosses during last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.
The dispute came during a meeting that took place ahead of Sunday’s race, which was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. in second and sir Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton third.
The meeting was held to discuss the problem of the porpoise, with cars bouncing violently at high speed, affecting performance and driver well-being, with Mercedes being the hardest-hit team on the grid.
After the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where several drivers complained of back pain and injuries, Hamilton, the most prominent of them, the FIA announced they would intervene to resolve the issue for safety reasons.
However, some in the F1 paddock have accused drivers and teams of hyping the matter to force a rule change, notably Christian Horner, whose Red Bull team has been largely unaffected by porpoises and sits well at the top of both championships as a result.
All of this came to a head during the meeting, where Wolff lost his shit trying to mediate his case, according to the Daily Mail.
Another reported that the Austrian had gone to “full Abu Dhabi spec”, a reference to how he acted furiously during last season’s controversial final which arguably saw Hamilton robbed of the title.
The 10 F1 team bosses are said to be divided on the debate, with Wolff being the most vocal person calling for rule changes while Horner and Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto are leading the arguments against.
The problem is not likely to be resolved any time soon and will no doubt be a hot topic of conversation at the next race at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix in July.
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