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Verstappen approach "refreshing but dangerous" - Wolff

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Verstappen approach "refreshing but dangerous" - Wolff
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Aug 28, 2016, 4:12 PM

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says he is worried Max Verstappen's aggressive defenses may end up causing a big crash one day.

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12 and Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H battle for position

Verstappen was heavily criticised after the Belgian Grand Prix for the way in which he vigorously defended positions against Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

At one point, Raikkonen came on the team radio and said: "Come on, this is f**king ridiculous now, he's just f**king turning when I'm at full speed on the right."

With his drivers not involved in the incidents with Verstappen, Wolff was asked for his independent view on the situation, and suggested that the Dutchman may need to change his approach.

"Maximum attack!" he said about Verstappen. "He is refreshing for me. He is a young boy that I like a lot.

"He comes in here, no fear, no respect. He puts the elbow out and it reminds me of the great ones. It reminds me of Lewis [Hamilton] and it reminds me of Ayrton Senna.

"And you can clearly see that some guys around are starting to think twice how to overtake him. Until now, all that has proven that he is on the right track.

"The FIA has not penalised him. The only thing that happened was that he was given a hard time in the drivers' briefing. Maybe next time he will have an even harder time in the driver briefing.

"I just fear that it might end up in the wall heavily one day. For me it is refreshing but it is dangerous."

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