Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff, has responded for the first time to the FIA’s discontinued investigation into his and his wife Susie’s integrity, stating that they are in active legal exchange with the FIA and await full transparency about the investigation.
‣ Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss, has responded for the first time to the FIA’s (now discontinued) investigation into his and his wife’s integrity.
‣ Wolff stated that they are in active legal exchange with the FIA and are awaiting full transparency about the investigation.
‣ The FIA announced that there will be no further investigation into the couple.
‣ The investigation was initially launched after a publication in Business F1, where anonymous team bosses complained about a potential conflict of interest between Toto Wolff and his wife, Susie Wolff.
Susie, Toto Wolff’s wife, has already taken to social media twice to address the hubbub surrounding them. However, Toto himself had remained silent until now. The Mercedes team boss has finally responded to the FIA’s (now discontinued) investigation into their integrity.
Mercedes released a statement from Wolff to the media. He acknowledged the significant media interest in the week’s events. They’re currently in active legal discussions with the FIA. They’re waiting for full transparency about what happened and why. They’ve also expressly reserved all legal rights.
He said, “Therefore we ask for your understanding that we will not be commenting officially for now, but we will certainly address the matter in due course.”
Investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff completed: this is what the FIA says.
The week was full of publications about Wolff. The FIA announced on Thursday evening, barely two days after the Compliance Officer’s investigation announcement, that there will be no further investigation. The F1 teams had announced a day earlier that they hadn’t filed a complaint with the FIA.
The motorsport association’s decision to launch an investigation was triggered by a publication in Business F1. This magazine featured anonymous team bosses complaining about an alleged conflict of interest. The conflict was between Toto Wolff, the team boss of Mercedes F1, and Susie Wolff, the managing director of F1 Academy.