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Williams' Wolff to Mercedes?

German reports claim that Williams executive director Toto Wolff could be the new head of Mercedes' motorsport division.
Williams chief executive Toto Wolff is expected to be confirmed in a similar position within Mercedes' motorsport operation in the next few days.

The Austrian, who replaced Adam Parr at the head of the Grove team a few months into 2012, is apparently being lined up as the successor to Norbert Haug, who stepped down from leading the competition arm at Mercedes at the end of last season. The role would encompass both F1 and DTM, as well as the Three Pointed Star's other racing activities.

Mercedes has yet to confirm the appointment, and insists that it will not comment on speculation, but Germany's Sport Bild insists that the deal is done. The only complication could arise with Wolff's shareholding in the Williams team, although the BBC suggests that it would be possible for him to retain it while running Mercedes' motorsport division. Wolff, whose Williams shareholding is thought to be around 20 per cent, also holds a stake in Mercedes' DTM partner HWA. Williams is currently powered by Renault engines.

The 41-year old, whose wife Susie's maiden F1 run with Williams led to speculation that she could become the team's regular tester, is the latest addition to Mercedes' renewed push for F1 success, following the appointment of Niki Lauda as non-executive chairman, and the arrival of Lewis Hamilton to partner Nico Rosberg on the driving front.



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25.11.2012- Race, Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
16.11.2012 - Norbert Haug (GER), Mercedes Motorsport chief
23.11.2012- Free Practice 2, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34
27.07.2012- Free Practice 2, Toto Wolff (GER) Williams Non Executive Director
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H and Lance Stroll (CDN) Williams FW40
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lance Stroll (CDN) Williams FW40
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
24.03.2017 - Free Practice 2, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08

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