Toto Wolff prohibits Mercedes crew from gambling at Las Vegas

Toto Wolff banned all Mercedes crew members from gambling during the long-awaited Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend.

Toto Wolff prohibits Mercedes crew from gambling at Las Vegas

Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton (Via IMAGO)

Formula One is finally going to Las Vegas, after a year of waiting and anticipation, for the first-ever race at the Vegas Strip Circuit. As the penultimate Grand Prix approaches, hype is building around the spectacle of the race in Sin City.


Vegas is known for its spectacular clubs, hotels, and casinos, and a staple of the culture in the city is gambling. With lavish casinos sprawled everywhere, the temptation to go in for a quick round is tempting, but Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has put a damper on that. The Austrian said that he does not gamble, and he will prohibit his crew from doing so as well, saying the distractions would be too much. 

I have never been to Las Vegas, but we will keep all team members out of the casinos. I am not a gambler and I will make sure that no one do it.
Toto Wolff said, as reported by

The world-famous city doesn’t just mark the interesting race weekend at Las Vegas; the track’s unexpectedly low temperatures are promising a race with interesting tire strategies at the circuit, especially when none of the teams have experience driving on it.

Toto Wolff assures Mercedes have rectified Sao Paulo GP problems

Mercedes had a terrible run in Brazil, as they lost George Russell due to power unit issues in the Grand Prix, and both cars suffered from terrible straight-line speed. The poor set-up left them sitting ducks for the cars behind to gobble up. Though Ferrari could not take full advantage of Mercedes’s misfortune as Charles Leclerc retired from P2 on the grid, the 8x Champions remained concerned for their position in the standings.

Toto Wolff
Toto Wolff (via IMAGO)

Both drivers had been complaining all weekend, and DRS zones were nightmares for the Silver Arrows. To remedy this, Toto Wolff said Mercedes had been working hard the whole weekend to identify the problems and succeeded. Wolff also said they fixed the incorrect set-up decisions as they gear up for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. 

After promising performances in the US and Mexico, we didn’t perform at our best in Brazil. We have been hard at work to identify the wrong turn we took with the set-up; we have done that. We understand our mistakes and can explain our performance loss to the field. That’s important as we look to secure P2 in the Constructors’ Championship.
Toto Wolff said, as reported by PlanetF1.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix will provide numerous opportunities for drastic changes in the standings. Primarily, the fight for P2 in both the Constructors’ and the Drivers’ Championships is still on, with Mercedes defending against Ferrari. At the same time, their driver Lewis Hamilton tries to take Sergio Perez’s place in second. Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris are also scrapping away for P4 in the standings, with Carlos Sainz not too far behind. 

In case you missed it: