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Mercedes confirms details of Toto Wolff's new position at the head of its motorsport arm

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January 21, 2013 7:53 PM
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sunny. agreed. what is totally puzzling is WHY merc feel the need to have private investors in the team?

surely it would be more in their interest to retain 100%

i can forsee some four way conflicts. daimler/brawn/wolff/lauda. i just cannot see them all singing from the same hymnsheet.

ps. just found out that brawn and fry are thinking of throwing in the towel, and that wolff has already recruited paddy lowe! interesting days ahead.


January 21, 2013 8:58 PM

Richard, if Fry has managed to throw in the towel it means he has managed to beat them throwing him out.
About Brawn, I can't imagine him working in harmony with Lauda as he has firsthand experience of what Lauda expert advice is like.
This path chosen by Mercedes is certainly not conductive to an entity the size of Mercedes, so there must be something strange behind such decision.

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 4:47 AM

What?! Are all these changes because Lewis Hamilton already setting pole times and fastest laps on the Mercedes simulator?

Whatever the reason too much change at once couldn't be good could it?

David Chaste - Unregistered

January 22, 2013 4:52 AM

In a real world business, since Mercedes was not meeting expectations in their first season, Norbert Haug would have made a few personnel changes then, dido for the next year and the following year.

That way it would have lit a fire under the team to find a winning recipe on par with their budget.

But maybe since Norbert kept the team intact for all those 3 years, perhaps that's why all these moves are being made all at once.

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