Tag Archive: Toto Wolff

Oct 25

Hamilton refutes Wolff claim he wasn’t ‘down on power’

“I was definitely down on power. I didn’t know if I was going to make it.”
2016-10-23_72691 Lewis Hamilton has insisted he won the United States Grand Prix despite having a car that was down on power compared with Nico Rosberg, even though Toto Wolff maintains he wasn’t.
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Oct 20

Wolff calls on Mercedes to give drivers fair title fight

“Our priority over the coming weeks is to give both our boys the best possible chance of winning the remaining four races”
Wolff calls on Mercedes to give drivers fair title fightMercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the squad has relished clinching its third straight F1 world constructors’ title but now must ensure a perfect end to 2016 to allow both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton a fair fight for the drivers’ championship.
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Oct 11

Brackley and Brixworth celebrate #TheTriple! (+photos)

The 2016 season has been a spectacular journey for the Silver Arrows

2016-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team (2) Drivers and Senior Management return from Japan to a winner’s welcome, with a day of celebration alongside colleagues at both Mercedes-Benz Formula One factories. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Hamilton functions best when under pressure – Wolff

Lewis functions best when he is under pressure and when he has a target
Hamilton functions best when under pressure - WolffThe 2016 Formula 1 World Championship is not simply Nico Rosberg’s to lose according to Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss saying Lewis Hamilton is at his best ‘when he has a target’.
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Oct 04

Mercedes-Benz GP Ltd takes an option to enter Formula E in Season 5

Toto Wolff and Alejandro Agag agree to reserve an entry in the electric championship for Mercedes

2016-10-04 - Mercedes-Benz GP Ltd takes an option to enter Formula E in Season 5 Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd (MGP) and Formula E Operations Ltd have signed an agreement by which Mercedes takes an option to enter the FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5. According to the option agreement, Mercedes may choose to be one of the maximum of 12 entries to be proposed by the Championship Promoter to the FIA to enter the 2018-19 Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Wolff certain engine blows won’t dictate title battle

“It is a mechanical sport, and these things happen”
Wolff certain engine blows won’t dictate title battleMercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff has refuted the idea the series of engine failures Lewis Hamilton has suffered will put a tilt on the world title race towards Nico Rosberg but has concede the German has enjoyed the majority of luck in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Toto Wolff says Mercedes will be unrelenting at Sepang in aiming to win the third and final race it failed to achieve victory at in 2015

“Mercedes must keep pushing to right wrongs of 2015” – Wolff

Wolff: Mercedes must keep pushing to right wrongs of 2015The Mercedes team principal has overseen a year of almost complete control by the German manufacturer over its F1 rivals by winning 14 of the 15 races so far this season – the only exception being in Spain when Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took one another out on lap one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

F1 teams give first impressions of Chase Carey

“He seems to be a guy with a great track record in modernising sports and TV bills and he is interested in the sport” – Wolff
Chase Carey Both Toto Wolff and Eric Boullier have given a warm reception to new Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey and are hopeful he can inject fresh impetus into the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Wolff relieved Hamilton ‘Plan B’ didn’t cost Rosberg win

A relief for Wolff
Wolff relieved Hamilton 'Plan B' didn’t cost Rosberg winToto Wolff has suggested he didn’t expect the decision to move Lewis Hamilton onto ‘Plan B’ for his strategy to inadvertently almost cost Nico Rosberg a victory in the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Mercedes admits engine stockpile method ‘ridiculous’

“The system is far from perfect and sounds a bit ridiculous. I think you should probably close that loophole.”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0079 Toto Wolff has admitted the method of ‘stockpiling’ engines on any one race weekend is ‘ridiculous’ but says Mercedes chose to take advantage of the regulation after its own earlier suggestion to close the loophole was rejected by rivals. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Wolff: Verstappen refreshing but dangerous like Senna

“You can clearly see some guys around him are starting to think twice on how to overtake him”
2016-07-09-Saturday-0106 Toto Wolff says Max Verstappen’s recent surge through the ranks in F1 reminds him of Ayrton Senna and has called him ‘refreshing but dangerous’ after his latest on-track clashes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Renault to evaluate Ocon against Wehrlein

Ocon will make his much anticipated F1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix later this month
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has hinted Esteban Ocon’s promotion to a Manor race drive for the remainder of the 2016 Formula 1 season is an opportunity to evaluate him for a full-time seat with the French manufacturer in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Manor Racing signs Esteban Ocon (+photo)

He will make his Formula 1 racing debut in the Belgian Grand Prix on 28 August

10 - Manor Racing Manor Racing has signed Esteban Ocon to race alongside Pascal Wehrlein for the remaining nine rounds of the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Toto Wolff is confident Nico Rosberg will bounce back from his frustrating run of form which culminated in a tricky German Grand Prix

Wolff holds faith in Rosberg recovery 

2016-06-10_2991-14-32-41 Since Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s first-lap collision at the Spanish Grand Prix the German driver has seen a 43 point advantage wiped out and the defending F1 champion now holds a 19 point lead in the standings thanks to his fourth consecutive victory.
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Jul 24

Mercedes undecided on whether to green light ‘Halo’

Drivers were shown a presentation detailing the pros and cons of the divisive concept
2016-07-08-Friday-0006 Toto Wolff says he is yet to decide whether he will vote in favour of or against the so-called ‘Halo’ cockpit protection device at this week’s crunch Strategy Group meeting, but insists his Mercedes vote will be on safety factors only. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

British GP: Hamilton, Rosberg can’t influence team orders decision

Though Hamilton has urged Mercedes not to introduce team orders, Wolff suggests the matter is now out of the drivers’ hands
2016-06-12_1475Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg cannot make their case for or against the implementation of team orders, saying the decision will be taken by Mercedes internally.

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Jul 05

Horner: Mercedes should keep drivers competing

“It is enormously difficult because no matter how much those guys says they are team players they are contractors and racing for themselves”
2016-06-10_2991-16-01-05 Christian Horner says despite the ‘enormously difficult’ situation for Mercedes management after the latest clash between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the Red Bull boss feels Toto Wolff can afford to allow them to keep battling. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Wolff: Mercedes rivals growing and closing gap

“We didn’t maximise our potential in Baku” – Wolff
2016-06-10_2991-14-27-07-0002 Toto Wolff has picked out four different teams which Mercedes could come under pressure from at the Austrian Grand Prix and has echoed an ongoing sentiment that his team must ‘eliminate errors which have cost points’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

‘Necessary’ upgrades coming as Mercedes feel pressure

This week’s European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan is the first to be held on the streets of Baku
2016-06-10_2991-14-16-16 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is set to bring an aero upgrade for its car in time for the British Grand Prix as it begins to feel increasing pressure from improving rivals Red Bull and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Wolff: No breathing space due to threatening Red Bull

“There remains room for improvement in our reliability”
Toto Wolff says Mercedes left Monaco having seen ‘the very real threat from Red Bull’ and feels with previous mistakes still fresh in the memory his team has no room for further error heading to Canada.
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