Wolff Unwilling to Step Down, No Suitable Successor Found Yet

Toto Wolff, the team boss and CEO of Mercedes’ Formula One team, has no plans to step down from his leadership role in the near future, but is open to the idea if he feels he is past his prime or finds an adequate successor.

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‣ Toto Wolff, the team boss and CEO of Mercedes’ F1 team, has no plans to step down from his leadership role in the near future.
‣ Wolff believes he still has a lot to contribute to the team and has not yet found a suitable successor.
‣ The 51-year-old Austrian is looking at the situation from a long-term perspective and still wants to compete for championships.
‣ Even if new leadership is eventually needed, Wolff plans to stay involved with the team.


Toto Wolff ain’t going anywhere. Not now, not soon. He’s the big boss at Mercedes’ Formula One team and he’s not ready to hang up his hat. But he’s also not one to overstay his welcome. If he feels he’s past his prime, he’ll step aside.

Wolff’s Still Holding the Reins

Wolff wears many hats. He’s the team boss, the CEO of Mercedes’ F1 team, and the head honcho of Mercedes’ motorsport programmes. He’s not ready to step down. Not yet. And he hasn’t found a worthy successor either.

“I still got it,” he says, as quoted by PlanetF1.com. “I can still bring something to the table. Sure, I get emotional sometimes. But my team knows me. They know I have my rough patches, especially on Sunday nights.”

“But I can contribute. I haven’t found anyone yet who I can say has more energy, more drive, more skill. All the things you need to be the team principal and CEO,” Wolff adds.

Wolff’s Staying Put

Wolff’s got his eyes on the long game. He’s thinking about the next 20 years. He still wants to compete for championships. But he’s also realistic. If he’s past his best, he’ll step down.

“When the time comes for a change in leadership, I won’t mind. Good or bad,” he says. “That’s my thinking. I’m not going anywhere. I hope we win many more, but I don’t feel entitled.”

Even when it’s time for new leadership, Wolff plans to stick around. “There might be different leadership on the day-to-day, but that doesn’t mean I’m not involved anymore,” says the Mercedes boss.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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