Mercedes boss Toto Wolff makes Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen demand for Russian GP

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Toto Wolff has asked F1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen to keep it clean on the track as they battle for the honour of becoming the 2021 world champion. The scrap between the pair has been heating up in recent weeks since the Silverstone collision which saw the Red Bull man crash out, and came to a head at the Italian Grand Prix when both were forced to retire after a crash on the chicane at the end of the pit straight.

Mercedes boss Wolff likened the incident to a tactical foul in football, hinting he believed Verstappen had deliberately tried to take out his title rival.

He added he feared for what might happen if the rivalry escalated between now and the end of the season.

“There is predominantly to blame, I guess, we’ve seen that in the past,” the Austrian said.

“I think in football you’d say it was a tactical foul. He probably knew that if Lewis stays ahead, that is the race win possibly.

“They had a high-speed crash at Silverstone, we had one car ending on top of the other one on Lewis’ head here, so how far can you go? Maybe next time we’ll have a high-speed crash and land on each other.”

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