Wolff’s Imola Circuit Crash Captured by Netflix

Toto Wolff crashed a Mercedes AMG GT3 at Imola under damp conditions while being filmed by Netflix for Drive to Survive, but later returned to driving after the incident.


‣ Toto Wolff crashed a Mercedes AMG GT3 at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola) while being filmed by Netflix for Drive to Survive.

‣ The crash occurred when Wolff lost control of his car at Rivazza due to damp patches on the track, resulting in damage to the right front of the car.

‣ Despite the crash, Wolff returned to driving in the afternoon, while Andrea Kimi Antonelli, a Mercedes-trained junior, attended the event after his school day.

‣ Andrea Kimi Antonelli recently competed in Saudi Arabia, finishing sixth twice and ranking tenth in the championship with 12 points.

Oh boy, did you hear about Toto Wolff’s little mishap? Yeah, the big boss of Mercedes himself decided to take a Mercedes AMG GT3 for a spin. And guess who was with him? Andrea Kimi Antonelli. But here’s the kicker – Netflix was watching. Like, literally, they had their cameras pointed right at them, probably hoping for some high-octane drama.

So, it was a typical Monday morning. Wolff and Antonelli, just two pals, headed to the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola, if you’re not into the whole long-name thing). They were there to play with a shiny Mercedes AMG GT3, courtesy of AKM Motorsports. And Netflix? They were there too, ready to capture every single moment for Drive to Survive. Talk about pressure, right?

Then, oops…

So, according to the folks over at Motorsport.com, Wolff kinda, sorta lost control of his beast on wheels at Rivazza. Why? Because the track was a bit on the damp side. The result? A not-so-pretty right front of his car. But hey, give the man credit. By the afternoon, he was back in the driver’s seat. Meanwhile, Antonelli had to dash off – school duties call, after all.

Oh, and speaking of Antonelli, the kid was tearing it up in Saudi Arabia just last weekend. He finished sixth – not once, but twice. That puts him tenth in the championship with 12 points. Not too shabby, huh? And his teammate, Oliver Bearman? Snagged pole position on Thursday but ended up not scoring any points in F2. But hey, he did wave the flag for Ferrari in F1.

Crazy times, huh? Just goes to show, even the pros can have a bit of a slip-up. But hey, that’s racing for you. And life, I guess. Always full of surprises.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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