Toto Wolff future with Mercedes hangs in the balance, as the 48-year-old’s Mercedes boss is still mulling his future with the German outfit amid ongoing talks with Daimler chairman and Mercedes CEO Ola Källenius.
Toto Wolff who has been at the helms of affairs of the with the Mercedes Brackley squad since 2013, overseeing the F1 team outstanding run of six consecutive Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships.
Wolff’s contract with Mercedes expires at the end of the year and he has yet to make any major commitment even amidst ongoing talks with Mercedes boss Ola Källenius about the exact role Wolff – who also holds a 30% stake in the Mercedes F1 team – will fulfill moving forward.
Toto Wolff future with Mercedes hangs in the balance because according to rumor, the Austrian is aiming to hand over his team principal responsibilities to someone else to allow him to break from F1.
Wolf said: “What that means for the future is a decision that I need to take together with my wife, and together with Ola.
“That doesn’t mean I won’t be around as a team principal or I won’t be around in another role, but it’s just that I’m thinking about it.”
“I really have enjoyed many years in F1 in that role, and the discussions that we are having are very good,”
“I am happy that my relationship with Ola is probably as good as it can be, and we speak almost every day and there are many factors that make me want to stay in F1.
“On the other side, it takes a toll, and this plays into my under consideration.
“But as it stands there is no reason not to continue with Mercedes, and we will find out in which role.”
Although Toto Wolff insisted he had no plans to leave Mercedes but needed to take many things into consideration before committing to the future.
“We want to do the best for the team and continue to see the team prosper,” he added. “And as I have said before, I really enjoy the role, and my plan is to continue
“I enjoy what I do. I enjoy it mostly because I love to work with the people that are within the team.
“There is no better place for me to be in meeting room with the engineers, to sit in the garage, and watch the great work that is happening around. I enjoy the battles that we have off track. I like to engage with our sponsors and partners.
Toto Wolff is not the only one yet to commit future to Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton is also yet to commit to a new contract with Mercedes. But the Briton would like clarity on Wolff’s future before putting pen to paper.
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