Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says “whether it’s good or bad, I really enjoy being the team principal of this team”.
After eight years at the top of Formula 1, in 2022 and now 2023 Mercedes has been having some serious performance issues.
However, despite this, team boss Toto Wolff insists he is still as motivated as ever to lead the team back to the top of the sport.
“Whether it’s good or bad, I really enjoy being the team principal of this team,” Wolff said.
“I think I can contribute. But if one day I come to the conclusion, or people that are close to me are going to tell me that I’m not [contributing], then I will consider giving the baton to somebody else.
“I would have no shame in that. Then I’d criticise from the sidelines, from a TV screen, and know it better, but until then I think I still have fun doing it.
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“Obviously, turning a ship around after so many successful years, that’s really a good challenge, enjoyable.”
Wolff also says the team still enjoys full support from one-third co-owners Mercedes and Ineos.
“The people in charge at Mercedes and Ineos are high-performance individuals, be it in their core business or in sports.
“We have all been through ups and downs, and there is not a millimetre of doubt – or there is so much support from them in order to get us back on track.
“We couldn’t wish for better support from either Jim [Ratcliffe, Ineos chairman] or Ola [Källenius, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-Benz Group], and all the others that are associated with this,” the Austrian concluded.