The Osterreich newspaper quoted Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff as saying he might ‘divide his time differently’ during the 2020 season.
The quote comes amid news that Wolff bought into Aston Martin and rumours he might leave Mercedes after his current contract is up at the end of 2020. The Austrian however already denied a move to Aston Martin’s F1 operation.
Still, his statement published by the Osterreich newspaper seems to hint at Wolff not attending every race once the 2020 season starts.
“For 2020 I am the team principal at Mercedes, even if I may divide my time differently and not be at every race,” said Wolff.
“I want to do my part to ensure that Lewis Hamilton wins the seventh title.”
And the Austrian is sure Hamilton is up to the task, despite the unexpected long break due to the coronavirus crisis.
“He was used to travelling a lot but now there is a standstill for him too. But he knows how to use the situation positively.
“He will come back with even greater motivation than before and he assures me of that in every phone call,” concluded Wolff.
Source: The Osterreich newspaper