For the press conference with the team bosses Cyril Abiteteboul (Renault), Toto Wolff (Mercedes) and Frédéric Vasseur (Alfa Romeo) were invited before Silverstone #2. Toto Wolff was asked if they are in a hurry to sign Lewis Hamilton’s contract but when he got distracted he took banter at his colleagues sitting next to him.
Reporter: “Lewis said yesterday that he isn’t in a hurry to sign a contract. Are you in a hurry to get it signed?
Tot Wolff: “What was your question?”
Reporter: “Are you in a hurry?”
Toto Wolff: “Ah, no, not at all. You have sat the two French clowns next to me and they keep interrupting and it’s distracting! So, not at all in a hurry. Same feeling as Lewis. We will eventually sit down somewhere, carve it out in a few hours, and go for pizza – like we did last time.”