Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is still angry over the FIA’s investigation into a potential conflict of interest involving him and his wife Susie, despite the investigation being dropped after 24 hours, and is considering legal options to clear their names.
‣ Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss, is still upset about the FIA’s investigation into a potential conflict of interest involving him and his wife, Susie Wolff.
‣ The FIA stopped the investigation after 24 hours and announced there would be no further investigation into the Wolff couple.
‣ Wolff has described the investigation as a personal attack that crossed a red line, and he is considering legal options to clear his and his wife’s names.
‣ Susie Wolff has also responded to the matter and is interested in understanding how the accusation originated.
The FIA’s investigation into Susie and Toto Wolff’s alleged conflict of interest may have been short-lived, but the Mercedes team boss isn’t ready to let it go. Toto Wolff recently shared his feelings with Sport Bild, a German magazine. He’s still fuming.
Wolff was in a technical meeting with his team when he first heard about the investigation. He left immediately to find out more. The fact that the FIA informed the media before him and his wife Susie didn’t sit well with him. The FIA announced there would be no further investigation into the Wolff couple just a day later.
Wolff has been a team boss for a decade, and he’s heard it all. But this particular story took him by surprise. “It was shocking,” he told Sport Bild. He’s used to being in the hot seat. He’s developed a thick skin over the years. But when his family is targeted, that’s a different story.
An absurd accusation was thrown at them out of nowhere. It was a personal attack that crossed a line. Wolff insists that he and Susie are professional enough to keep their different fields of expertise separate. He doesn’t see much overlap in their work.
Toto Wolff has previously mentioned that he’s considering legal action to clear his and his wife’s names. Susie has also responded to the issue. She’s curious to find out how the accusation came about.