Toto Wolff claims he will be Mercedes F1 Team Principal ‘for a long time’
Toto Wolff commits to lead Mercedes for more years despite recent struggles.
Lewis Hamilton, Toto Wolff and George Russell (via IMAGO)
Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff entered the sport over a decade ago, investing in the Mercedes team to become TP and CEO. The Austrian has led Mercedes to eight Constructors’ Titles with seven Drivers’ Championships won in the process.
Wolff and Mercedes suffered setbacks with the 2022 regulations after the controversial 2021 season. The 2022 W13 did not perform as expected, managing only third in the standings after coming into the year as the reigning Champion. The 2023 season was not much better, with the team being forced to change their car concept midway into the season.
Despite these obstacles, the Brackley-based team have shown glimpses of pace in the recent race weekends, and have planned to replace every component on their car. Toto Wolff claimed he wants to be present as Mercedes grows, saying he will be Team Principal for the foreseeable future.
A stone could fall on my head and how does it look afterwards? That is why I would like to see myself in a few years maybe not going to 24 races, and just to 15. But that is many years away. I see myself in this role for a long time. I cannot imagine doing something else.Toto Wolff said, as reported by silverarrows.net
Toto Wolff has a 33% stake in the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and has been with the team for the entire duration of his career and involvement with the pinnacle of motorsport. Wolff is also the most successful team principal currently on the grid.
Toto Wolff confident Lewis Hamilton will achieve record eighth world title
Lewis Hamilton has not had much luck with a title bid since the scandalous end to the 2021 season, with Red Bull emerging extremely dominant from 2022, winning 38 of the 44 Grands Prix held since then. However, Mercedes has been making steps in the right direction to go back to its winning ways, even announcing a complete shift in concepts for the W15 in 2024.
Team Principal Toto Wolff is confident of Hamilton’s ability to take an eighth Championship, despite a bad outing in Abu Dhabi. Wolff believes that Lewis Hamilton just requires a good car to return to his championship-challenging ways.
From Lewis’ perspective, he had a bad weekend. Fact. And I think that doesn’t do anything on him being the greatest driver in the world. If we are able to give him a car then he will be fighting for a World Championship. I have no doubt.Toto Wolff said, as reported by planetf1.com
Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula One world championships in 2020 and went into the 2021 season as the favorite for the title. However, the Briton lost out to Max Verstappen after a controversial final-lap decision, denying him his record eighth title. The 38-year-old has not won a single Grand Prix since, despite multiple second-place finishes.
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