Mercedes is right to confront the 'lunatics'

Mercedes is right to confront the 'lunatics'

Tempers reached boiling point after the Russian Grand Prix as Toto Wolff hit out at suggestions of foul play at Mercedes. His comments may have been extreme, but the team boss was right to show his anger, says IAN PARKES

We all enjoy a good conspiracy theory in Formula 1 - that 'what if...' suggestion of some noir plot that appears at face value to be too far-fetched to be true.

The more the argument is peddled, and the more you think about it for a moment then maybe, just maybe, you wonder if there may be a grain of reality at its core.

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