Toto Wolff sympathises with the stigma attached to drivers from wealthy backgrounds, but stressed that racing is not accessible right now. Several Formula 1 drivers have spoken out in the past about how much it now costs youngsters to try and put themselves on the junior ladder to Formula 1,
Setting up their new engine department by drawing on Honda’s expertise and Mercedes’ staff, Toto Wolff says Red Bull are being “really clever”. With Honda announcing last year that 2021 would be the Japanese manufacturer’s final season powering Red Bull in F1, it was left to Red Bull to find
Jolyon Palmer suspects that the Barcelona conversation between Toto Wolff and the FIA was broadcast to fuel the Nikita Mazepin “narrative”. Across a race weekend team radio has long been a part of the broadcast, allowing the viewer to hear key bits of information between drivers and the pit wall.
Christian Horner has said Mercedes‘ insistence that Red Bull are favourites for the title in 2021 is “somewhat short-sighted”. Mercedes and Red Bull could give us something we have all been crying out for: a genuine title battle over the course of a full Formula 1 season. Following a far
George Russell feels Valtteri Bottas would have approached their Imola battle differently with another driver, “bullsh*t” said Toto Wolff. The pair got it all wrong at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix when they made contact on the approach to Tamburello, resulting in a high-speed crash which both drivers thankfully escaped
Toto Wolff fired a warning to George Russell about his potential Mercedes future following his involvement in a huge crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola. Russell is expected to be next in line for a Mercedes race seat, his career being managed by the team’s co-owner Wolff who has sent
Toto Wolff gave an honest account of the tensions within Mercedes when Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were slugging it out in three successive World Championship fights – leading to a well-publicised breakdown in the relationship between the two as Mercedes team-mates. Rosberg has previously pinpointed that events in 2014
Toto Wolff has said he sees “areas of bias against Mercedes” and vowed to “always fight” those that are created purely to hurt the team. Mercedes’ reign of terror in Formula 1 has lasted seven consecutive seasons so far and, while the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull have tried
Toto Wolff has admitted that Mercedes‘ gearbox issue “scares” him, but they are not nervous about the start they have made. Mercedes have dominated the turbo-hybrid era, winning all of the last seven Constructors’ Championships, and they are very much expected to make it eight in a row in 2021.
Toto Wolff says revealing every aspect of the Mercedes W12 at its launch would have given competitors too much time to try and copy. When they unveiled their 2021 challenger, the German team kept the floor of the car largely hidden, not showing the details of it. Technical director James