Wolff: Rosberg accusations bulls***
24 May 2014 – Mercedes chief Toto Wolff has described as "bulls***" accusations that Nico Rosberg deliberately left the circuit during the final qualifying phase for the Monaco Grand Prix.
With both Rosberg and team-mate Lewis Hamilton on their final runs, the German took to the escape road after seemingly making a mistake at Mirabeau, subsequently bringing out the yellow flags.
This ruined Hamilton's final attempt, leaving him second on the grid behind Rosberg, who is now under investigation for his actions.
Although Hamilton refused to directly answer questions over whether he felt Rosberg attempted to scupper his efforts, Wolff said there was nothing to the incident.
"Did he say that?" Wolff commented when told that Hamilton might have viewed the incident as deliberate.
"I don't think anybody does that in modern day Formula 1. He missed his braking and took the exit. There is no more to add. I know you guys [the media] want a spicy and controversial story, but it's bulls***."
Wolff added that he has no concern about the drama leading to long term intra-team problems.
"I think if you are P2 and your team-mate is P1 then there is no reason to be happy," he went on to explain. "We'd like to have two happy drivers. But if you have two drivers who are as competitive as they are every weekend is going to be a case of one being happy and the other unhappy.
"It'll be no problem to manage the drivers. Lewis is super fine in the debrief."