Tag Archive: Toto Wolff

Jul 24

Mercedes Benz commits to Formula E, departs DTM

Formula E entry for Season 6 in 2019/20

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoDTM departure at the end of the 2018 season. Toto Wolff: “Our years in the DTM will always be held high as a major chapter in our motorsport history.”

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Jul 18

Hamilton not talking about Ferrari – Wolff

“I don’t know who talked about Ferrari, at least nobody in the team and not himself. “

Hamilton not talking about Ferrari – WolffMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has dismissed talk linking Lewis Hamilton with a potential move to Ferrari when his current contract runs out at the end of the 2018 F1 season.
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Jul 05

Mercedes warns it is hitting ‘sweet spot’ more regularly now

Wolff is confident Mercedes will be the team to beat

2017-06-10_2324Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has sent an warning signal to rivals Ferrari by declaring the team is beginning to hit the ‘sweet spot’ more regularly as it continues to understand the tyres.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 21

Mercedes unwilling to ‘interfere’ in McLaren-Honda relationship

“This is not our priority at the moment. First we would like to see Honda and McLaren sorting out their relationship.”

2017-06-09-09-06-51_0036Toto Wolff says that Mercedes is unwilling to “interfere” in McLaren-Honda’s current relationship amid speculation that it could be set to power the British team from 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Mercedes reiterates equal driver philosophy

“We have two excellent drivers and we will hold true to our philosophy of letting them race each other”

Mercedes reiterates equal driver philosophyMercedes boss Toto Wolff has repeated his team’s policy of allowing both its drivers to race equally against one another, which comes off the back of Lewis Hamilton accusing Ferrari of favouring Sebastian Vettel over team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 06

Wolff: 2017 Mercedes car causing more complications

The reigning F1 world champions slipped to 25 points behind Ferrari in the world constructors’ standings

Wolff: 2017 Mercedes car causing more complicationsToto Wolff says despite three wins from the opening six races in 2017 the W08 has ’caused us more complications’ which has been blamed in part for his team’s stuttering form. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Bottas’ Monaco GP ‘exceptional’ despite missing podium

On a weekend that saw Mercedes struggle to get its tyres working relative to Ferrari

Bottas’ Monaco GP ‘exceptional’ despite missing podiumToto Wolff has branded Valtteri Bottas’ Monaco GP weekend as ‘exceptional’ despite Mercedes missing the podium with either of its cars for the first time in more than a year. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

Mercedes identifies Bottas issue, defect not seen before

“It was painful to lose 15 valuable points with Valtteri retiring from P3”

Mercedes identifies Bottas issue, defect not seen beforeMercedes has discovered a turbo issue was behind Valtteri Bottas’ retirement from the Spanish Grand Prix, a defect that Toto Wolff reveals the team has never encountered before. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 26

Wehrlein has proven his critics wrong – Wolff

Wehrlein suffered neck and back injuries in a crash at the Race of Champions in January

20170324-014Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff believes that junior driver Pascal Wehrlein has proven his critics wrong after delaying his comeback from injury until he felt fit enough to race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 20

‘It feels s**t right now, but it makes winning feel better’

“Probably for Formula 1 it’s good as well if there’s a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes”

‘It feels s**t right now, but it makes winning feel better’Toto Wolff maintains the rise of Ferrari as potential title contenders for this year’s F1 world championship is a motivation to Mercedes, despite the bitterness of being beaten to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressure

Mercedes went to great lengths to emphasise its equal opportunities ethos with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressureToto Wolff has admitted Mercedes may need to rethink its policy on ‘equal opportunities’ for its drivers if it is to give the team the best chance to defeat Ferrari in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 16

‘You couldn’t take wing off with a baseball bat now!’

The controversial aerodynamic device broke off Valtteri Bottas’ car during Friday practice

‘You couldn’t take wing off with a baseball bat now!’Toto Wolff has laughed off the suggestion the ‘T-wing’ on the Mercedes W08 is unsafe after the team was forced to strengthen it ahead of qualifying following a Friday breakage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 13

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announces new partnership agreement with TIBCO

F1: Announcement
 
2017-04-13 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announces new partnership agreement with TIBCO Lewis Hamilton HelmetTeam to use advanced predictive analytic technologies from TIBCO. TIBCO branding to be visible on driver helmets at the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11

Bottas: I’m very close to matching Hamilton

“I know that I am very close now, I will improve and we’re going to have some very good fights together in the future”

20170323-039Valtteri Bottas insists he is now ‘very close’ to matching Lewis Hamilton in terms of pure pace at Mercedes despite a disappointing Chinese Grand Prix weekend hampered by a clumsy spin that left him sixth at the chequered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Wolff on Bottas – Now it is about joining the dots together

Bottas is still developing but is sure he will ‘join the dots’ and get the most from the car

20170326-097Valtteri Bottas performed to expectations ‘under a lot of pressure’ in his first race as a Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 23

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport launches W08 EQ Power+, looks ahead with excitement to 2017 challenge

New car livery includes electric blue visual signature to denote Hybrid powertrain

2017-02-23 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - W08 EQ Power+ (4) 2017 challenger christened W08 EQ Power+, launched exclusively online to fans in innovative 360 degree live broadcast during 100 km Filming Day in Silverstone, UK.

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Feb 20

Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda renew contracts with Mercedes to end 2020

F1: Management Announcement

01 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have agreed to continue their successful partnership of recent years until the end of 2020 Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

James Allison to join Mercedes as Technical Director

F1: Technical Organisation Announcement

01 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Respected Formula One engineer James Allison to join the world champions in the newly created role of Technical Director. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 11

Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distraction

Wolff said recently that the teams should not dismiss Liberty’s share proposals
Wolff: Liberty arrival must not become a distractionMercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff says Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport must not become a distraction in 2017 and that they must avoid getting “lost” in all the politics. Read the rest of this entry »
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