Speaking after his son signed the contract, Jos aimed a dig at Wolff, who had protested and appealed the ending to the 2021 world championship. The 50-year-old said he no longer had any relationship with the Austrian – something that might have been disproved in Italy.
“Here at Red Bull Racing we are in a good place,” Jos said. “There have been conversations with Toto Wolff and I also thought we had a good relationship with him, but the real Toto has shown himself lately. There is no relationship anymore.”
When quizzed on whether Wolff was a ‘bad loser’, he then added: “You could say that, yes. Mercedes was, of course, leading for years. Now they are cornered for the first time and you see another Toto. It’s a shame, but that’s how you get to know people.” However, the pair now seem to have buried the hatchet with Verstappen Jr fighting Charles Leclerc for the title this season while Hamilton and Mercedes’ struggles go on. Verstappen can close the gap on his Ferrari rival this weekend when F1 returns with the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.