Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas delivered a dramatic start to the Eifel Grand Prix as they went wheel-to-wheel through the opening two corners – but rather than tensing up while watching his two drivers fight each other, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said he actually “enjoyed” it…
Championship leader Hamilton made the better start from second on the grid to nudge in front through Turn 1 and then gave his Finnish team mate the squeeze on the exit of the corner. But rather than backing out of it, Bottas kept his foot on the gas and hung on around the outside, giving him the inside line into Turn 2 where he retook the lead.
“I enjoyed the racing between the two of them because I’ve never doubted that there will be any contact,” said Wolff. “These guys respect each other, they know very well what the boundaries within this team are.
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