Toto Wolff

  • Mercedes play down suggestion of line-up change September 6, 2014

    Mercedes would consider dropping one of their title-chasing Formula One drivers only in a "very, very worst case" scenario that is unlikely to happen, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Friday. The Austrian was clarifying comments made in a BBC radio interview when asked what might happen if the pairing of...
  • Mercedes play down Alain Prost-Ayrton Senna comparisons May 29, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton's rivalry with team-mate Nico Rosberg is very different to Formula One's famous 1980s feud between Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Thursday. "It's an intense relationship but this intensity is normal," the Austrian said on the team website after a weekend of firefighting...
  • Formula One: Mercedes to keep close eye on feuding drivers May 26, 2014

    Dominant Mercedes are ready to read the riot act, even as they celebrate a perfect season so far, if their fractious drivers overstep the mark in an increasingly intense fight for the Formula One title. After a Monaco Grand Prix weekend marked by the souring of relations between Lewis Hamilton and...
  • Mercedes ready to pump up the volume in Formula One May 12, 2014

    Mercedes may have the answer for Formula One fans longing for more engine noise in the new V6 era and they are ready to sound off about it. The season's dominant team, runaway winners of all five races so far, will try a new 'megaphone' type exhaust at a test in...
  • Mercedes boss rejects talk of rule changes April 6, 2014

    Manama: Mercedes motosport head Toto Wolff has dismissed as 'absurd' suggestions that Formula One could rewrite its rules just because some teams have failed to make the most of new technology. Ferrari and champions Red Bull have been particularly vocal critics of the new V6 turbo era that has seen the...
  • F1 bosses taken aback by double points storm January 29, 2014

    Jerez: Formula One may have to 'revisit' a controversial rule change awarding double points for the final race of the season because of the backlash from fans, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. "I think obviously the shitstorm we got afterwards was something which was not expected," the Austrian told...
  • Ross Brawn stands down as Mercedes Formula One principal November 28, 2013

    London: Ross Brawn will stand down as principal and leave the Mercedes Formula One team at the end of the year, Mercedes said in a statement on Thursday. The Briton, who turned 59 last week, will hand over his responsibilities to executive directors Toto Wolff (business) and Paddy Lowe (technical)...
  • Mercedes boss Toto Wolff hopes for turnaround at Hungarian GP July 14, 2013

    Despite their flop show at German Grand Prix last weekend, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff confident of a comeback in the upcoming Hungarian GP. "It is not fair to say Germany was a huge disappointment for us - it was just disappointing... It is not nice to see a car...
  • Rosberg's pace has surprised Hamilton: Toto Wolff June 14, 2013

    Mercedes team director and co-owner Toto Wolff has claimed that Lewis Hamilton has been 'surprised' by the pace of his team-mate Nico Rosberg early this season. Rosberg has grabbed a hat-trick of poles and also won the Monaco GP and Hamilton insisted that he expected Rosberg to be even stronger...
  • Mercedes will stand by Brawn, says Wolff June 10, 2013

    Mercedes are standing behind team principal Ross Brawn and will not use a Formula One tyre testing controversy as an excuse to replace him, motorsport director Toto Wolff said on Sunday. Brawn, whose future has been the subject of considerable speculation, said on Friday he made the decision for the team...
  • Toto Wolff to sell stake in Williams April 15, 2013

    Manama: Former Williams Executive Director Toto Wolff will sell his 16 percent stake in the Formula One team now that he has moved to rivals Mercedes, but only when he finds the right buyer. The 41-year-old Austrian left former world champions Williams in January when he was appointed head of...
  • Toto Wolff to leave Williams for Mercedes: report January 20, 2013

    Williams Formula One team shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff is joining Mercedes as their head of motorsport and replacement for Norbert Haug, Germany's mass daily Bild reported on Sunday. Mercedes - who have Britain's 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Germany's Nico Rosberg as their F1 drivers - said...
  • Wolff hopes Maldonado to stay at Williams September 18, 2012

    London: Williams want penalty-prone Pastor Maldonado to stay with them next season but Bruno Senna's future with the Formula One team is less certain, influential shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff indicated on Tuesday. The Austrian, increasingly cast as the eventual successor to team principal and founder Frank Williams, told the...