Bottas hails Toto Wolff’s “very important contribution” to Mercedes

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Valtteri Bottas says the way Toto Wolff “runs everything” is an important part of Mercedes’ unprecedented success in Formula 1.

Wolff joined Mercedes in 2013 and just a year later brought it to the top of the sport. The team went on to win both the drivers’ and constructors’ championship in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Valtteri Bottas, who joined Mercedes in 2017, says the Austrian’s leadership is one of the more important contributing factors to the team’s success.

“I think he [Toto] has made a very important contribution to where the team is now,” said Bottas.

“I think the way he runs everything, the way he motivates the team and pushes forward – it is just in him that he’s super-competitive.

“Nothing is ever enough – he always wants more from the people around him. He can be very tough to the people he really cares about and wants to do well. He’s very direct.

“He always pushes you forwards and doesn’t mind saying things he thinks someone can do better. Which is good. He’s a perfectionist.

“If he sees something that can be done better, he makes sure it is done better.

“It’s a good thing. We get to talk about these things if we feel we need to, and we get to learn from it – which is the way to go forward, to learn from mistakes and do better in the future.”

The Finn also jokingly referenced Wolff’s penchant for slamming his fist on the table whenever something that’s not to his liking happens.

“The only thing is that his [Toto’s] desk in the garage sometimes gets a bit of a hammering.

“And then the footage goes straight on the internet,” concluded Bottas.

Source: F1 Racing

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