Toto Wolff will miss the Japanese GP, here’s who will replace him!

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has revealed he will miss the Japanese Grand Prix to undergo surgery. He also revealed who will replace him at the track.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff will undergo a knee operation and will be forced to miss the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.

The surgery will be done to restore his anterior cruciate ligament, which is believed to have caused the cycling accident he suffered over the summer break. The accident left him with a fractured shoulder, collar bone, elbow and wrist.

During his talk with Ted Kravitz after the Singapore Grand Prix, Wolff revealed his duties in Japan will be shared by Mercedes’ Motorsport Communications Director Bradley Lord and Driver Development Director Jerome D’Ambrosio.


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“I’m doing the knee,” Wolff told Kravitz.

“I will [be back for the Qatar Grand Prix. I hope so and me not being there is a good chance for the team to win!

“Jerome and Bradley they will share the workload,” he concluded.

Earlier this year, Wolff said D’Ambrosio is a likely candidate to be his replacement whenever he is unable to attend a race weekend.

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