Tag Archive: Toto Wolff

Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotus close to Mercedes engine deal – Wolff

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has admitted Lotus is close to securing F1′s field-leading V6 engine for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_1072 Enstone based Lotus has struggled with Renault power this year and it is an open paddock secret that a deal with Mercedes has essentially been struck. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Wolff ‘advised’ Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes came close to signing up F1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, the 16-year-old Dutchman and his father-manager Jos went with Red Bull’s famous driver programme, after Dr Helmut Marko promised him a race seat for 2015 at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

No F1 ‘popularity’ crisis meeting for now – report

F1 chiefs have now cancelled until further notice a scheduled meeting of the newly-formed ‘popularity working group’.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 01 teams Originally scheduled for last Thursday, it was called off when Mercedes’ Toto Wolff had to see a doctor after falling ill in the wake of his recent cycling crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Wolff begins summer break in hospital

Toto Wolff began his summer break in hospital, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports.

2014-02-20_0004 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Toto Wolff During a pre-Hungary team building exercise, Mercedes’ team boss broke his arm in several places in a high speed road cycling pileup. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

F1 ‘popularity’ meeting cancelled

A crisis meeting to plot formula one’s future has been cancelled.

150x80-flagworldf1 The meeting was set to take place in London on Thursday, involving Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci, Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Force India’s Bob Fernley and Mercedes’ Toto Wolff.
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Jul 31

Mercedes’ title-warring drivers have been told they must follow team orders over the remaining eight races of 2014

Mercedes drivers told to obey team orders in future

2014-07-20_0919 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg The Brackley based team moved to play down Lewis Hamilton’s defiance in Hungary last Sunday, accepting that the Briton was right to refuse to let Nico Rosberg past. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Ecclestone says F1 to scrap 2015 grid restarts

“We do not need Flavio.  We can do it ourselves”

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will abandon its highly controversial plan for standing re-starts after safety car periods from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Cool Rosberg admits Hamilton cost him Hungary win

“That’s so theoretical.  I don’t know,” – Rosberg

2014-07-19_0909 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Mercedes chiefs are heading into the month-long summer break scratching their heads at how to deal with an escalating driver battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

‘Hired to race’ not obey team orders – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0885 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Wolff denies Mercedes will punish Hamilton

Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes will sanction Lewis Hamilton for ignoring team orders in Hungary.

2014-07-19_0904 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Although it was potentially explosive, the German team closed ranks after the incident but rumours persisted that the 2008 world champion will be punished behind closed doors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Mercedes to rethink team orders after Hamilton defiance

Mercedes has moved to put the intensifying battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg behind closed doors.

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff “Corporate answer,” boss Toto Wolff smiled late on Sunday, when the extent of the potential controversy triggered by the Hungarian grand prix became clear. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Title battle sizzles in Hungary thriller

“I would like to be a fly on the wall in the Mercedes debrief room after the Rosberg-Hamilton episode”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 0 A thriller at the Hungaroring has thrown fresh fuel on the simmering relations between Mercedes’ championship rivals and teammates. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Lauda pressures Lowe after Hamilton fire

“I think it’s getting beyond bad luck” – Hamilton

2014-06-07_0336 Niki Lauda was putting the pressure on team boss Paddy Lowe late on Saturday, as technical trouble dented Lewis Hamilton’s title hopes for the second time in the space of a week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Hamilton’s hopes up in flames in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes went up in Mercedes-flavoured fire on Saturday.

2014-07-19_0903 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Far from keeping his target of a Hungaroring hat-trick on pole position, having aced every practice session this weekend, the Briton’s silver Mercedes erupted in flames with a fuel leak at the very start of Q1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel refuses to stamp out Mercedes rumours

The big paddock rumour in Hungary is that Mercedes has made a move to sign Sebastian Vettel.

2014-07-20 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The speculation was even pushed along by Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who suggested rivals like McLaren and Mercedes have indeed made big-money approaches to the German. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Hamilton expects contract talks within 2014

Lewis Hamilton says he has told Mercedes he is not on the move to a rival formula one team.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (1) Rumours have linked the Briton with a high-price return to McLaren, particularly if his teammate Nico Rosberg goes on to secure the number ’1′ for the 2015 Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Rosberg not worried about ‘Hamilton track’ Hungary

“I don’t care about statistics”

2014-06-05_0076 Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Hamilton’s engineer breaks ribs in cycling crash

Toto Wolff was not the only senior member of Mercedes’ management team hurt in a cycling pileup this week.

2013-06-09_0059 In a team-building exercise along the Danube river on Tuesday, the 42-year-old Austrian crashed, badly breaking his arm in four places. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Red Bull rivals ‘target’ Vettel – Marko

“Of course they target him,”

2014-06-07_0127 McLaren and Mercedes have targeted Sebastian Vettel, the German magazine Sport Bild reported on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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