“If you are successful, you will be pelted with mud.”
The German magazine Sport Bild this week claimed Wolff, Mercedes’ new F1 co-owner and motor sport director, spoke negatively about Dieter Zetsche, Ross Brawn and Niki Lauda during a conversation in February with former HRT boss Colin Kolles.
Mercedes initially declined to comment.
But parent Daimler’s head of global communications Jorg Howe has now been quoted as saying: “He (Wolff) has our full confidence and will continue his successful work.
“We know that formula one is a shark tank,” Howe told Germany’s Sport1. “If you are successful, you will be pelted with mud.”