Tag Archive: Toto Wolff

Nov 21

Wolff sure title fight will not boil over

Toto Wolff is sure Mercedes’ in-house battle for the biggest prize in motor sport this weekend will not boil over.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 Nico Rosberg on Thursday was piling on the psychological pressure, even urging Lewis Hamilton to keep their on-track fight “clean” in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Mercedes desperate to avoid title breakdown – Lauda

Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (6) Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Mercedes not preparing ‘Hamilton’ or ‘Rosberg’ title t-shirts

As the Abu Dhabi paddock begins to fill

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 pundits are busily picking their favourite for the 2014 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Wolff eyeing Hamilton contract talks on Monday

Mercedes has scheduled urgent contractual talks with Lewis Hamilton

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (5) As the team looks to keep its dominant pairing together beyond 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Renault ‘not interested’ in going back to V8 – Wolff

Toto Wolff has hit back at claims F1 is heading into a spending war because of Mercedes’ attitude amid the engine ‘unfreeze’ debate

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Christian Horner, the boss at Renault works team Red Bull, said in Brazil that because dominant Mercedes is not helping F1’s struggling suppliers to catch up, the entire cost-limiting freeze could be ended altogether beyond 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

McLaren, Mercedes play down three cars for 2015

As the 2014 season winds to a close, the prospect of three-car teams for 2015 remains a mystery

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Angry small teams departed Brazil believing the sport’s establishment is trying to push them out, leaving five powerful teams supplying cars to customers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Rosberg looks to Massa for title finale help

 With only the ‘Abu Double’ showdown to run

Nico rosberg, podium Sao Paulo Nico Rosberg nibbled back into title rival Lewis Hamilton’s now 17-point lead with victory in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Mercedes rivals warn ‘freeze’ could end completely

“Nothing was agreed on anything”

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)With progress also having stalled over the small teams’ touted ‘fighting fund’, Toto Wolff emerged from a big team bosses meeting at Interlagos on Saturday with little news. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Mercedes close to agreeing engine ‘unfreeze’

Talks over a touted engine ‘unfreeze’ for the 2015 season appear to have taken a dramatic turn.

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (3)On Monday, media reports in Italy suggested Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault may have pulled off a political masterstroke over the US GP weekend by convincing F1’s dominant force Mercedes to agree to the relaxing of the engine homologation rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

‘Base payment’ could resolve boycott threat – Lopez

F1 authorities are scrambling this week to put down a lingering boycott threat ahead of the Brazilian grand prix.

2014-05-04 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerard Lopez As the sport’s air freight touches down in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian news agency Estado reports that organisers of the Interlagos race are dismissing claims of a boycott threat, insisting that 18 cars – every team with the exception of insolvent Caterham and Marussia – will line up on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

F1 now guaranteed ‘Abu Double’ title finale

Abu Dhabi will count for twice as many points as usual

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 01 Lewis Hamilton on Sunday continued to charge towards his second world title, but his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is guaranteed to still be in the title fight for the finale that could be referred to as ‘Abu Double’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Mercedes insists unfreeze push “ridiculous”

“We would not allow that”

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2) Mercedes appears less inclined than ever to give in to its rivals’ demands for an engine ‘unfreeze’ ahead of the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Boycott threat still lingering for Brazil GP

Two hours before Sunday’s US grand prix, the risk that only 12 cars would race still existed.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil As promised, Bernie Ecclestone negotiated an eleventh hour solution, and the boycott threat posed by angry privateers Lotus, Sauber and Force India was put down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Susie Wolff to extend Williams deal

Susie Wolff will extend her deal with Williams into the 2015 season, according to the German newspaper Bild.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff - Susie Wolff The 31-year-old female Briton was the Grove team’s test driver this year, even appearing on a couple of Friday mornings. “The contract for 2015 is close to being signed,” said the newspaper’s correspondents Nicola Pohl and Helmut Uhl. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Mercedes not ready to let drivers ‘off leash’

Mercedes is not yet willing to let its drivers “off the leash” in their three-race fight for the drivers’ title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg (2) That is despite the German squad having wrapped up the crucial and lucrative constructors’ championship three weeks ago in Russia. It was said at the time that Mercedes, having tried to contain the hostility of the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, might react to its title success by giving the drivers freer reign to battle for F1’s biggest prize. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Puma to extend Formula One partnership

“PUMA has been a key performance partner for the three seasons” – Toto Wolff

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands, are delighted to announce a new team supplier partnership to extend their relationship which began in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

F1 comeback bid ended Barrichello commentary – report

Rubens Barrichello’s desire to return to the F1 grid appears to have ended his days as a roving commentator.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 We reported on Thursday that the most experienced driver in the history of the sport had “concluded” his commentary contract with Brazil’s TV Globo. Brazil’s UOL Esporte is now claiming Barrichello, 42, fell out with the broadcaster due to “relationship and contract” problems, and also because he allegedly used his role to “offer his services to F1 teams”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Mercedes AMG Petronas & Starwood extend innovative Formula One Partnership

This unique partnership began in 2012

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is pleased to confirm the extension of its team partnership agreement with Starwood Preferred Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

A clean sweep of the podium for Audi in the DTM finale

With an overwhelming victory for Audi, the 2014 DTM season came to an end.

DTM - Hockenheim The brand from Ingolstadt had a clean sweep of the first three places in the season finale at Hockenheim and secured the manufacturers’ title in the most popular international touring car series.

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Oct 16

Domenicali’s new job to spark Alonso rumours

Stefano Domenicali has accepted an offer to work for the German manufacturer Audi.

Stefano Domenicali  - photo Getty Images Earlier this week, we reported that the former Ferrari team boss could be moving to the Ingolstadt-based marque to replace Le Mans team chief Wolfgang Ullrich. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Mercedes working hard on 2015 car – Wolff

Mercedes is already hard at work on the championship-winning 2014 car’s successor.

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff “The departments have already changed over,” said team boss Toto Wolff, after the Brackley based team celebrated its constructors’ championship triumph in Russia with three full grand prix weekends still to spare this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

World championship celebrations at Brackley and Brixworth

60 years have passed since the three-pointed star took victory in its first ever Formula One Grand Prix in Reims

2014-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe past two days have seen celebrations at Brackley and Brixworth as the team commemorated the first ever FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship title for Mercedes-Benz in a landmark year for the marque.

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Oct 14

Mercedes gifting title ‘bonus’ to staff and F1 world

The reports say the bonus is a minimum of 10,000 British pounds

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14)All 700 staff members at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors’ world championship in Russia, British newspapers report. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso says 2015 team not Mercedes-powered

Fernando Alonso dropped a big hint about his future after Sunday’s Russian grand prix.

2014-10-09_0200 - Scuderia Ferrari - Russia - Fernando Alonso Wild rumours in the past few days suggested the Spaniard was working on a sensational deal to join dominant Mercedes next year, in Lewis Hamilton’s place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Mercedes not backing down amid ‘unfreeze’ pressure

Mercedes is unlikely to back down amid pressure from F1 rivals to agree to relax the current engine ‘freeze’.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (7) Christian Horner, boss of the works Renault-powered team Red Bull, said earlier in Russia that Mercedes initially agreed to the proposed ‘unfreeze’ but then went back on its word. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Mercedes poised to win constructors’ title

Mercedes is expected to wrap up the constructors’ world championship in Russia later on Sunday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi (8) With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg locking out the front row of the grid, the team needs a 25-point haul to guarantee the title with three races to spare. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Lotus finally announces Mercedes switch

Lotus has finally announced its switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015 and beyond.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine With current Mercedes customer McLaren moving to works Honda power next year, it has long been rumoured that Enstone based Lotus would pick up the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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