Allison hopes Wolff will remain at Mercedes “for many years to come”

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Amid uncertainty about Toto Wolff’s future at Mercedes beyond 2020, Technical Director James Allison says he hopes the Austrian will remain team boss.

Wolff, whose contract with Mercedes expired at the end of 2020, has recently said he was thinking about his future with the team beyond that. Mercedes’ Technical Director James Allison hopes the Austrian will remain team boss “for many years to come”.

“I think none of us would for a moment underestimate the importance of Toto to this team,” Allison told Channel 4.

“He brings, and has brought a stability over many years and a challenge for all of us to aim for those absolute highest possible standards.

“And that standard never, ever relents in where it’s set, but it’s done with humour, fairness, and with a degree of kindness which makes the team an extremely enjoyable place to work.

“Internally he is a fantastic leader, externally he protects us from the shark pit that F1 can be sometimes.

“He has been, I’d say, one of the most important pillars of the success of this team and I hope he is with us for many years to come.”

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