Toto Wolff says the FIA’s investigation into his alleged conflict of interest has “caused a lot of damage”, and adds his wife Susie “is going to get to the bottom of this”.
The story of the FIA’s investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff’s alleged conflict of interest has garnered much attention last month.
Surisingly, only two days after the investigation was made public, the FIA suddenly announced they are dropping it. It remains unclear what prompted the FIA to start the investigation in the first place.
Many observers and insiders believe the whole situation was started because of a personal grudge between Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff and FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
Now, Toto says the investigation has hit his wife Susie especially hard, and she intends to “get to the bottom of this”.
“I cannot speak for Susie, but she is someone who does not give up,” the Austria told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“She is very determined. It is not the first time she has faced difficulties, and she is going to get to the bottom of this.
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“If you type Susie Wolff on the internet now, that investigation is the first thing that comes up. That can’t be reversed. It has caused a lot of damage.”
Wolff added the FIA and Formula 1 need to be much more transparent with these things in the future.
“The investigation was opened and closed again within two days, and that is not what you expect in the world of Formula 1.
“If we want to further professionalise the sport, we have to be transparent and pursue the highest standards.
“That’s how I stand on it,” he concluded.