Is Mercedes Team Principle Toto Wolff Stepping Down?
Toto is dropping major hints about his future in Formula and Life...
Over the past few weeks there has been many specializations about Toto Wolffs future, Toto has been saying many interesting remarks while discussing his future in the Formula 1 business. Torger Christian "Toto" Wolff is an Austrian investor and former racing driver. He holds a 30% share in Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team and is Team Principal and CEO of the team. It is said that he is responsible for Mercedes rise and domination.
Toto has been doubting his Team Principle role, as it is very stressful and it takes a lot from you. Wolff recently said, “I'm not sure that the concept of team boss still works in Formula 1” . “I am responsible for 2000 people, 1000 at the engine plant and 1000 at the factory. So should really one person burden the whole responsibility and accountability?” He started looking at his future, and was maybe starting to look for other roles or maybe just focusing on his family life. The job is very difficult, and Toto puts his all into it, maybe its time for a change. People are speculating and saying he might join Aston Martin, and help Four Time World Champion Sebastian Vettel, who is going to Aston Martin next year. There are also many rumors that he might be taking 6 time- World Champion Lewis with him to Aston Martin, but these are all rumors, nothing has bee confirmed from Toto, Aston Martin nor Mercedes.
Toto loves every second of this amazing time with his team, workers and drivers. But this job is really straining and tiring and takes away from family life. His wife also works in Motorsport, and its hard to keep up, with their very involving and occupying schedules. This legendary team that Toto help build up, is something he will never forget.
Wolff emphasized the changes he has been going throughout lately, “I think if you do it with all you have, all your heart, all your energy…I’ve done that now for eight years, the question is whether that is sustainable. Does your family life suffer? Does your own health suffer from it? I've had migraines, which is completely new to me”. Toto explained. Could this be the last season for Toto, or will he continue to keep working in Formula 1?
Toto and Lewis Hamilton
It would be devastating if Toto Wolff leaves, maybe he will search for an other job in the Formula 1 World, or maybe he will just focus on his family. Anything that happens we will all support Toto, and respect him for all he has done to Formula 1. He has brought perfection and achievement to such an amazing team he and keeps striving for better, Mercedes-Amg will never be the same without him.