But Wolff said at the time that he regarded Verstappen’s situation as the “exception to the norm”.
“I think you’ve got to consider that these guys come into Formula 1 at a very young age,” Wolff told reporters.
“There are exceptions to the norm, such as Max Verstappen, that have been given an environment, Toro Rosso, to make mistakes – and even at Red Bull. For two and half years he was given the room to make mistakes.
“It’s impressive to see his progression, in all kind of aspects. In terms of personality, there’s not bad word said about Honda and only good words about his team. That is absolutely the right behaviour of a driver and I wouldn’t expect anything else.”