Tag Archive: Toto Wolff

Nov 20

A Champion’s welcome: ‘Guard of honour’ for Lewis

#4TheTeam – Championship celebrations in Brackley and Brixworth

2017 Formula One World Champion-elect Lewis Hamilton received a spectacular welcome when he came to celebrate world championship success with his team in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 12

Wolff: Bottas back on ‘right trajectory’ after mid-season troubles

The Mercedes boss is pleased Bottas is showing signs of recovery

2017-10-21_0963Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has praised Brazilian Grand Prix pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas for getting on top of his issues with the W08 car and Pirelli tyres to ignite his late season charge for the runner-up spot in the Formula 1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 02

Wolff explains ‘concept flaw’ in proposed F1 engine plans

“The flaw of the concept is that it’s a completely new engine and new investment.”

20170324-096Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1’s proposed new power units for 2021 are ‘a completely new engine’ and haven’t been met positively by existing manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

Wolff expects strong Mercedes threat from Ferrari, Red Bull in Mexico

“Our target may be clear, but it will not be easy to achieve this weekend in Mexico.”

2017-10-22_1218Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says the team will need to be at the top of its game if Lewis Hamilton is to wrap up his fourth Formula 1 drivers’ title in Mexico this weekend as Ferrari and Red Bull pose a bigger threat than at other races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 23

One down, one to go…!

F1: #4TheTeam

2017-10-22_1316So, how does it feel like to be world champions? Well, it never gets old, that’s for certain! No matter whether it’s your first title, or a repeat experience, every single time brings with it a unique cocktail of emotions. A mixture of delight, pride and humility – savouring an objective achieved, yet already looking ahead to the next challenge to be tackled.

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Oct 18

Wolff: Hamilton ‘on another level’ since summer break

Hamilton can wrap up the title in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix

2017-06-11_1845Now on the verge of a fourth world title, Lewis Hamilton has turned things up a notch since the F1 summer break according to his Mercedes team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 04

Wolff: Helping Bottas a Mercedes priority

“It has been challenging for Valtteri and it is a priority for us to give him the car he needs to perform.”

2017-06-11_1495Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says enabling Valtteri Bottas to maximise the performance of his W08 has become a priority for the squad despite Lewis Hamilton’s battle for the Formula 1 world title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

Toto Wolff says the emphasis is on Valtteri Bottas to demonstrate he deserves a long-term Mercedes deal by delivering the required results

Wolff outlines Bottas targets to earn long-term Mercedes deal

2017-06-11_1572Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the emphasis is on Valtteri Bottas to demonstrate he deserves a long-term deal by delivering the required results for the end of the 2017 Formula 1 season and heading into 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Wolff considers ‘danger’ of Mercedes’ surprise Singapore F1 result

“The result in Singapore came as a surprise for us all, and the danger of a result like that is to misjudge your own level of performance”

2017-06-09-09-06-51_0036Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff has stressed the “danger” of reading too much into its surprise victory in Singapore eight days ago as the team prepares for the final title run-in against Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Valtteri Bottas together in 2018

F1: 2018 Driver Line-Up

01 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas MotorsportMercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is pleased to announce that it has agreed a new deal with Valtteri Bottas for the 2018 Formula 1 season.

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Jul 31

Call to swap Hamilton and Bottas ‘extremely difficult’ – Wolff

“Lewis’ pace seemed to be quicker” – Wolff

2017-06-08_0687Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says the decision to swap Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas during Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix was “extremely difficult” to take, but praised both drivers for their sportsmanship.
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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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