Skip to main content

Toto Wolff condemns online abuse of Russell, reported anonymous email to police

·1 min

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff expressed concern over the online abuse the team has faced, particularly towards George Russell after the Canadian Grand Prix. Russell has been performing well this season, out-qualifying and out-scoring Lewis Hamilton. The team received an anonymous email accusing them of sabotaging Hamilton’s car, which Wolff denied came from a team member. The abuse on social media platforms has prompted investigations by the police. Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur called the accusations irrational. Hamilton dismissed the negativity and supported his teammate. The issue of online abuse in Formula 1 has been addressed through campaigns and conferences. Wolff emphasized the need for individuals to take responsibility for their comments and criticisms.