Tag Archive: Toto Wolff

Jan 02

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red Bull

“They are a very strong team”

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red BullNico Rosberg: Up to one and a half years ago, Red Bull were absolutely dominant, simply unbeatable. They could always make a comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Wolff: Mercedes could loosen reins to enliven F1

“If you start to win, you run around with a target on your back and people will try to shoot you” – Wolff

Wolff: Mercedes could loosen reins to enliven F1Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg could be allowed to ‘go their own way’ on strategy in a Mercedes bid to avoid its dominance damaging both F1 and its own popularity. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Toto Wolff maintains he will be prepared to drop either Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg if their relationship begins to affects Mercedes itself

Wolff serious over Hamilton or Rosberg axe threat

2015-12-12 - Stars & Cars 2015 - Motorsport Talk in the Mercedes-Benz Museum 0001 (2) Toto Wolff says he stands by his warning towards Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg that one will be forced to leave Mercedes if relations between the two team-mates don’t improve in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Motorsport Talk in the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Stars & Cars 2015

2015-12-12 - Stars & Cars 2015 - Motorsport Talk in the Mercedes-Benz Museum 0001 (7)At the end of the most successful season in Mercedes-Benz motor racing history, the Formula One championship-winning car of 2014 (the F1 W05 Hybrid) and the DTM championship-winning car of 2015 (the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM) were added to the collection on the embanked display section of the museum.

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Dec 01

Mercedes: If Ferrari had a Haas advantage, they deserve it

Toto Wolff says Ferrari was justified if it did indeed gain from its technical relationship with Haas by exploiting regulation loopholes

Mercedes: If Ferrari had a Haas advantage, they deserve itToto Wolff says he has no qualms with Ferrari over whether it may have gained an advantage through its close relationship with the incoming Haas F1 team, saying if it did exploit any regulation loopholes it did so legally and was justified in doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

F1 risks ‘arms race’ if Ferrari-Haas co-op stands – Mercedes

Mercedes suggests it will be forced to create a ‘junior’ team if the FIA regulations aren’t tightened up regarding data sharing and entry clarification

F1 risks ‘arms race’ if Ferrari-Haas co-op stands - MercedesToto Wolff says he is worried Formula 1 will develop into an ‘arms race’ between the manufacturers should the FIA not tighten up regulations he feels have allowed Ferrari to gain an advantage through its technical partnership with the incoming Haas team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Rosberg ‘still improving’ as a racer

Mercedes also says Rosberg has changed his braking phase into corners and can now tolerate more rear slipping
2015-10-24_40364 Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Nico Rosberg is still on the path of improving as a driver and the release of pressure of vying for the Formula 1 world title has enable him to develop his racing mettle. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’

Wolff maintains he is open to discussing the potential to lower prices of its engines
Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’Toto Wolff airs his frustration about the ‘political agendas’ behind the move to develop a customer engine, but says Mercedes is open to discussion.

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Nov 16

Mercedes: We won’t let drivers pursue bad strategies

Mercedes says its drivers can have input on changing their strategies, but says Lewis Hamilton’s Brazilian GP request wasn’t feasible
Mercedes: We won’t let drivers pursue bad strategiesToto Wolff has explained the reasoning behind disallowing Lewis Hamilton from changing his strategy in the Brazilian Grand Prix, insisting a switch to two-stops would have simply dropped him into the clutches of Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plans

Toto Wolff: I think many of us and many of you share the opinion that the ‘balance of performance’ engine doesn’t work…

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plansMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has called into question the FIA’s much discussed plans to introduce an independent ‘customer engine’ from 2017, using the example of series’ to suggest balancing the performance of two different powerplants won’t work. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Wolff: You can’t expect manufacturers to be charitable

Toto Wolff says it is unfeasible to expect engine manufacturers to be ‘charitable’ when pricing its power units to customers

Wolff:  You can’t expect manufacturers to be charitableToto Wolff says it is unfeasible to expect engine manufacturers to be ‘charitable’ when pricing its power units to customers, saying it is reasonable to expect teams to contribute to its development costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

FIA confident it can avoid two-tier engine performance split

“We are optimistic that we can propose one engine that will be much cheaper”

FIA confident it can avoid two-tier engine performance splitJean Todt insists it can ensure a balance of performance between two different engine concepts, but Toto Wolff doesn’t believe it is possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Bottas: 2016 will be very important for me…

Valtteri Bottas admits the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season will be ‘important’ for his career

2015-10-24_40358 Having struggled to expand on the success of his 2014 breakthrough year, Valtteri Bottas admits his 2016 season with Williams with be crucial for his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Mercedes fear ‘Spa’ repeat as Hamilton, Rosberg tensions rise

“If we don’t take any action it has the potential”

 

2015-10-25_43234Toto Wolff says discussions will take place between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after latter fumes over their first lap clash in Austin.

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Oct 20

Mercedes not letting up with title double in sight

“It’s been a proud week for everybody in Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart”

2015-06-05_1300 Toto Wolff says Mercedes needs to raise its game to ensure that the F1 drivers’ title joins the teams’ crown back at Brackley Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

End of season Stars & Cars 2015 to be staged in Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart for the first time

Autograph sessions, interviews and (for the first time) authentic racing action with Mercedes-Benz vehicles

2015-10-13 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Stars and carsMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS arrive in Stuttgart as successful defending champion in the Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

World Championship celebrations at Brackley and Brixworth

Drivers and senior management on hand to celebrate historic achievement for Mercedes-Benz in Formula One
 

After a dramatic, suspense-filled Sunday afternoon in Sochi, the team’s factories in Brixworth and Brackley were filled with scenes of celebration today, as staff at both sites marked a landmark moment in Mercedes-Benz motorsport history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Rosberg not nervous in combat after Spa clash – Wolff

Toto Wolff doesn’t believe Nico Rosberg is displaying more caution in his driving

Rosberg not nervous in combat after Spa clash - WolffToto Wolff dismisses the suggestion that Nico Rosberg’s confidence in wheel-to-wheel combat with Lewis Hamilton has been affected by their infamous Spa clash. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Manor Marussia F1 Team chooses Mercedes-Benz Power from 2016

Under the agreement, Manor Marussia F1 Team will be supplied with current-year Power Units throughout the term

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains logo Following the conclusion of a multi-year supply agreement, Manor Marussia F1 Team will race with Mercedes-Benz Hybrid power from the 2016 season onwards.

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Sep 23

Mercedes predicts return to form after ‘blip’

“The performance in Singapore was far below expectations and left us with plenty to think about moving forwards”

Mercedes predicts return to form after ‘blip’Though its performance slump in Singapore remains largely unexplained, Toto Wolff is confident Mercedes will be the team to beat in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

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