Toto Wolff refuses to let gambling in Las Vegas

Despite the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and the allure of the casinos, Mercedes’ staff has been forbidden by Toto Wolff from gambling during the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend in order to maintain their focus on preparing Lewis Hamilton‘s and George Russell‘s cars for the race, with Wolff himself not planning to indulge in the city’s nightlife either as it will be his first visit to Las Vegas.

Highlights

‣ Formula 1 will join Las Vegas for a race down the legendary Strip
‣ Toto Wolff has forbidden his staff from gambling during the Grand Prix weekend
‣ Wolff’s first-ever visit to Las Vegas, and he does not plan to enjoy the nightlife
‣ The only gamble for Mercedes is whether their car will perform well in Las Vegas


Welcome to Las Vegas, the city of lights, luxury and glamour, where next weekend, the world of Formula 1 will descend upon the legendary Strip. Over 20 drivers are set to take on the challenge of the Las Vegas Grand Prix in what promises to be a spectacular event. While many fans may be drawn to the city’s famous casinos after the racing sessions, the same will not apply to Mercedes’ staff, following strict rules from the team’s leader, Toto Wolff.

According to Wolff, gambling is off-limits for his team during the Grand Prix weekend. In a statement to Motorsport.com, the Austrian billionaire made it clear that he does not gamble and expects his team to remain focused on preparations for Lewis Hamilton’s and George Russell’s cars. This sets a clear standard for the Mercedes team, ensuring they stay focused and ready for the race.

Interestingly, this will be Wolff’s first visit to Las Vegas, and he expects it to be the same for many others in the paddock. With the team focused on their preparations, Wolff will skip the Vegas nightlife, leaving the Mercedes’ performance on the track as the only gamble for the team. After a challenging performance at the last race, the team is eager to see if their car’s performance will be up to par for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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