Toto Wolff says he wants to “win in the right way”, and explains “you may have someone that wins but doesn’t win in the right way, but that’s not going to last”.
In a talk with Square Mile, Toto Wolff talked about the values he cherishes the most while competing in Formula 1.
“I don’t know if it gives us an edge over the other constructors because we are all different in our approach,” the Austrian explained.
“The sport is, after all, an entertainment product and the ‘win at all costs’ mentality is something that I would have endorsed a couple of years ago.
“That’s very much the American way of just crush the opposition, whatever it takes. Today, I still want to win, but I want to win in the right way.
“I have values and a mindset that I want to stand for in the team. I believe in humility, in honesty, integrity and transparency. These are ingredients that are important in the long term.”
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Wolff continued to explain how he believes those who did not “win in the right way” have “karma” to worry about.
“You may have someone that wins but doesn’t win in the right way, but that’s not going to last. And… karma exists.
“I’m not looking at one race or one season, I’m looking at ten or twenty years. My perspective is long term because I’m a co-owner of the team.
“My time will not end with my employment contract, so that allows me to look beyond my ‘shelf life’ of the next decade.
“I want to be able to look back and say, ‘We did it the right way, and we were successful’,” Wolff concluded.