The FIA has launched an investigation into Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff and F1 Academy boss Susie Wolff over allegations of sharing confidential information, which reportedly came to light during a heated discussion between Toto Wolff and Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner.
‣ The FIA has launched an investigation into Toto and Susie Wolff, the Mercedes team boss and the boss of F1 Academy, over allegations of sharing confidential information.
‣ The issue came to light during a heated discussion between Toto Wolff and Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner, where Wolff allegedly revealed confidential information.
‣ Susie Wolff has responded to the allegations, stating she feels deeply offended and believes the accusations stem from misogyny. This sentiment was supported by Lewis Hamilton.
‣ While initial reports suggested that a disagreement between Horner and Wolff led to the FIA’s investigation, it has since been clarified that the investigation was not prompted by this altercation.
There’s been a bit of a stir lately around Toto and Susie Wolff. The FIA has decided to poke its nose into their affairs. The pair, who hold high positions in the Mercedes team and F1 Academy respectively, are under scrutiny for allegedly passing confidential info between them. This juicy tidbit was let slip during a fiery chat between Toto Wolff and Christian Horner, the boss of Red Bull Racing.
Auto, Motor und Sport spilled the beans.
“Wolff blurted out during a heated exchange with Horner,” said a headline.
According to a source at the meeting, Wolff let slip some confidential info. The Mercedes boss apparently mentioned some figures from audits. These audits were part of budget cap compliance investigations.
The meeting had its share of drama. Wolff and Horner reportedly had a bit of a spat. Horner supposedly asked Wolff where he got the info. The argument didn’t go any further, so the FIA’s investigation was a bit of a surprise to those in the know.
The Mercedes camp wasn’t thrilled with the news. Susie Wolff said she was deeply offended. She claimed the accusations were rooted in misogyny. Lewis Hamilton backed her up. The Mercedes F1 team dismissed the allegations, and Formula 1 wasn’t happy with the FIA’s investigation either. They claimed they hadn’t been informed.
But wait, there’s more.
“Quarrel between Wolff and Horner not the cause for investigation,” read an update.
The German media initially reported that the Wolff-Horner squabble led to the FIA’s investigation. However, AMUS has since issued a correction. They say that while there was indeed a disagreement over the budget cap, it didn’t trigger the FIA’s investigation.
And the drama continues.
Susie Wolff has responded to the FIA investigation: “I am heavily offended.”
So, that’s the story so far. Stay tuned for more updates.