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25.07.2019 07:44
to change his approach because it is important for Formula One.I didnt say that he should move out of th Antworten

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Toto Wolff said his controversial phone call to Jos Verstappen was supposed to be a private chat between racing enthusiasts and was not intended as advice or a warning to pass on to Max Verstappen.The Mercedes boss called the Red Bull drivers father ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix and discussed the possible ramifications of Verstappen damaging the chances of title protagonists Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg at one of the remaining rounds. But Wolff said the phone call was never meant to be made public and that the content of the call has been taken out of context in the media.This thing is really blown out of proportion, he said. I dont think even Lewis and Nico care, and they dont expect him [Verstappen] to race in any way differently to before, and thats why they will not change their approach [either]. In the same way, this wasnt meant as advice for Max, its just that two racing enthusiasts had a private discussion that has been dragged out in the public.It is a complete non-story for me. I had a really nice conversation with Jos like I have had many nice conversations in the past about many things like driving, young drivers and on everything including his daughter and karting, Ive had him for dinner at my house! So whats all that nonsense?Asked whether he felt Verstappen should back off around the Mercedes drivers, Wolff added: Ill tell you what I said: I think he is a great driver who has incredible skill and is refreshing as a character. He is spontaneous and intelligent. Outside of the Red Bull team I am a really big fan and he is just what the doctor ordered in Formula One. I think that a lot of positive stuff in Formula One is created around headlines and the last thing I want is to change his approach because it is important for Formula One.I didnt say that he should move out of the way or to race in a different way, the things I discussed with Jos were two things: First of all I felt, unfortunately for Max, there was a negative spin in some of the media around his driving, which I said was unjustified in my eyes and that I felt it needed to be counter-steered somehow.I did it only out of sympathy for Max and Jos and nothing else, and I think that him [Jos] being at the race was an important factor and it was the set-up of the Verstappen family for 20 years. Thats why Jos being present was, I think, important for Max. It was a personal opinion, not as someone from Mercedes, and just a personal conversation I would have with him regularly. And he acknowledged it. Number two was that there are two races to the end and if an accident would happen it would add to the negative spin from the media, which could be avoided. It was just to consider that this is not as important for Max as it is for the other two and we are in a very fortunate position that whoever wins is going to be a Mercedes driver so it was out of sympathy for Max. Swell Bottiglie . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. Swell Bottle Italia . Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. . 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The cross-code superstar is participating in this years World Sevens series with an eye on making the Rio Olympics when the shortened version makes its Games debut in August.Coach Gordon Tietjens said the 30-year-old was raring to go after a swollen knee kept him out of the Las Vegas and Vancouver legs of World Sevens Series. Sonny is coming off the back of two very good tournaments in Sydney and Wellington and wants to get back into it, said Tietjens.Hes been training well and will be looking forward to Hong Kong.Williams contributed to New Zealands Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015, as well as winning a Super Rugby title with the Chiefs in 2012.He also has two rugby league Premierships from Australias NRL in the trophy cabinet and successfully dabbled in boxing, winnning all seven of his heavyweight bouts.ddddddddddddHowever, he has said he rates becoming an Olympian as the greatest feat an athlete could achieve.Tietjens said Williams was working hard and loved the Sevens culture, adding the excitement surrounding the Olympics was building for everyone as the Sevens series progresses.All teams can sense were not far away from Rio, he said. Theyre still trialling different players and thats what weve done here. We all want to improve at every tournament.New Zealand are currently third in the World Sevens standings behind Fiji and South Africa. England sit seventh with Scotland and Wales in 11th and 12th place respectively.Watch the Hong Kong Sevens live on Sky Sports from April 8-10 Also See: WATCH: Super Rugby hits Rugby converts: Hits and misses Rugby on Sky Pundits ' ' '

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