Toto Wolff lambasts Fernando Alonso’s ‘cries’

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has lambasted two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has taken a shot at Fernando Alonso after the Spaniard was involved in a pit stop near miss with Lewis Hamilton.

The F1 veterans and former world champions nearly collided when they left the pit after the safety car was introduced at the end of lap 12.

Aston Martin produced a quicker pit stop which meant Hamilton had to pull out inches away from Alonso and his Aston Martin.

Upon first glance, it looked as if Hamilton was at fault, pulling out unsafely as Alonso had hit the brakes to avoid a collision.

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The stewards took no action and Wolff has since given his verdict on the matter.

“(It was) a bit of drama,” he said.

“Shaking the steering a little bit and a little bit of touching of the brakes. He is good at that, the cries of ‘I nearly hit him’… a bit of drama.” said Wolff.

The Mercedes boss is referring to the animated response of Alonso who dramatically shook the wheel after the near-collision.

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Such a move was mocked by Wolff in the Mercedes garage as he appeared to mimic Alonso.

Fernando Alonso had the edge on Lewis Hamilton

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After starting the race in second, Alonso was quickly passed by Hamilton at the first corner, only to hunt the Briton down and reclaim his spot.

It was another impressive drive from Alonso who sits third in the drivers standings with 117 points.

The gap between second-placed Sergio Perez is reduced to just nine, and the Spaniard will be confident he can register his first race win since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix.