Toto Wolff says he doesn’t “want to be judged by a championship or two”, he wants “the team to be judged after 20 years for whether we’ve done more things right or wrong”.
There has been a lot of talk surrounding Red Bull’s 2021 budget cap breach, and the fact that it was revealed just as the Austrian team was completely dominating the 2022 season.
This led to many accusing the team of ‘cheating’. The fact that Max Verstappen’s 2021 title win was only made possible by the race director’s blatant disregarded for the rules in the final race of the season, only made some observers even more inclined to call Red Bull ‘cheaters’.
Now, after Red Bull continued to dominate Formula 1 in 2023 as well, many are calling for F1 and the FIA to step in to ‘slow them down’.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he doesn’t want an outside intervention, provided that a team has complied “with the regulations; technical, sporting, and financial”.
Toto also added that he would rather not win a championship, than win it by ‘cheating’.
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“I think the interesting part of the journey is that you’re putting these words on a PowerPoint, but you need to live by the standards every day, whether you win or whether you lose,” the Austrian said.
“And we’ve had challenging moments. I think a reason why we won was no blame culture.
“I would give up a championship before I break the rules in an intentional way because reputation and integrity are all today.
“I don’t want to be judged by a championship or two. I want the team to be judged after 20 years for whether we’ve done more things right or wrong, loyalty – we’ve not lost many people.
“And it needs to start with myself, not blaming someone rather than blaming the process.
“So I think as a team we’ve done pretty well,” Wolff concluded.