Tag Archive: Toto Wolff

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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Feb 09

Wolff: Bottas a good fit alongside Hamilton

“I think the balance between Valtteri and Lewis works” – Wolff
2016-06-12_2300 Toto Wolff says he has no fears of a similar breakdown in team-mate rivalries as seen between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton with the arrival of new Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.
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Feb 05

Ferrari ‘cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences’

Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has warned the Scuderia “cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences”.

Ferrari 'cannot keep on committing to F1 with decreasing audiences'His comments were made in an investor conference call last week, although he added that he has faith in Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media and is hopeful the American media giant will be able to raise the sports appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 27

Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…

“We must pay tribute to Bernie. It is quite amazing being 40 years at the helm of a sport” – Wolff
Wolff: I wouldn’t be in F1 without Bernie…Toto Wolff has given praise to the outgoing F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone and admits he would have never made it to the post of Mercedes team principal without the support of the 86-year-old.
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Jan 26

Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’

“We mustn’t talk the sport down, as it is not broken There are ways to optimise it”
Wolff: F1 must grasp opportunity… but not become a ‘beta test’Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff has urged F1’s new owners Liberty Media not use the sport as a ‘beta test’ in its quest to take it into a new direction and to respect the factors that have made it such a success under the guidance of Bernie Ecclestone.
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Jan 20

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport agrees new partnership with the Wihuri Group

F1: Finnish industry and trade conglomerate becomes a Team Partner 

2017Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is pleased to announce a new Team Partnership agreement with global Finnish conglomerate, the Wihuri Group, effective immediately.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 19

George Russell joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Driver Programme

Rising British star becomes the latest talent selected by the Silver Arrows for racing support

 George Russell2016 proved a breakthrough year for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Junior Programme. Pascal Wehrlein shone in his first Formula One season with Manor Racing, posting a string of impressive qualifying performances to reach Q2 five times – in addition to clinching only the second ever points scoring finish for the team at the Austrian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Paddy Lowe to leave Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 “I am now looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone well at Mercedes.”

01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Following three and a half very successful years, Paddy Lowe will be leaving Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. He has now begun a period of garden leave. Read the rest of this entry »

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