Wolff blasts 'brainless' Mercedes collision
3 July 2016 – Mercedes boss Toto Wolff described as "brainless" the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix.
Hamilton was hunting down Rosberg for the lead when the German made a mistake at Turn 1, giving Hamilton a run at his team-mate on the approach to Turn 2.
At Turn 2, the pair touched, with Rosberg sustaining front wing damage and dropping to fourth, as Hamilton went on to win the race.
Wolff claims both drivers were marginal on brake wear at the time, as Rosberg encountered a brake-by-wire failure on the final lap.
"Brainless," a terse Wolff told Sky Sports when asked for his opinion.
"We were marginal on brakes, if not to say completely over the brakes, but we couldn't tell the drivers. Nico had a brake-by-wire failure onto the last straight and defended very hard.
"To see both cars colliding is upsetting."
Rosberg is under investigation following the incident.