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Red Bull boss Christian Horner has labelled Toto Wolff a ‘pantomime dame’ after the Mercedes chief suggested the title race may be decided by a remake of the ‘Senna-Prost’ 1990 crash.

And Wolff believes that either Verstappen or Hamilton might do a ‘Senna-Prost’ by taking the other out.

The pair have come to blows a couple of times this season already at both Silverstone and the Italian Grand Prix.

In Italy, Hamilton had a lucky escape with the halo saving him from being crushed underneath Verstappen’s car.

Horner responded: “Look, we all know that Toto has a lot to say but I was quite flattered to be called a protagonist, if you look at the definition of what it means.

“You need an antagonist to have a protagonist and one could say perhaps Toto fills that role pretty well.

“If it were a pantomime, maybe the pantomime dame role might suit him. But it is all about what goes on on the track and it is a great competition between the teams.

“It is no-holds barred, it is pit-walls against pit-walls, drivers against drivers, engine suppliers against engine suppliers, chassis against chassis. It is fantastic and we are loving it.

“Occasionally you are going to get some flak thrown at you but you take it with a pinch of salt and sometimes even as a compliment.”

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