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Wolff: I need more time in Mercedes role

Toto Wolff says he needs more time in his new role with Mercedes to fully examine what now needs to be done
New Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff admits that he will have to spend more time in his role to fully analyse what now needs to be done.

Wolff was named as the replacement for Norbert Haug in a shock move earlier this month, moving over to Mercedes from his role as an executive director of the Williams team.

The 41-year-old has already been forced to deny reports that Ross Brawn could be replaced as head of Mercedes' F1 team and he admitted that he would need more time in the role to fully understand what the German marque needs to do differently with its motorsport activities.

“I can't really tell [what I'm going to do],” he told Pitpass. “I think I have probably the same knowledge that you do from watching them and seeing what has happened. What you can see is you have a leader there who has won multiple titles with Benetton, Ferrari and Brawn and it needs to be properly analysed.

“I haven't even been a full day in Brackley. I have to look at it, watch it and then hopefully understand the stuff. Then I can make up my mind but I am not yet there.

“In the meantime, I am involved a lot with the other motorsport activities of Mercedes-Benz. We were in Valencia and have tested Robert Kubica in one of our cars, so there is a lot to do apart from Formula One.”




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Bluemetal - Unregistered

January 27, 2013 12:21 PM

Time for what? This dude did nothing for Williams and I don't think Mercedes needs him but he insists to be part of F1 teams. BTW what has this guy done to motor-racing? It's a serious question guys.

107SS2009

January 27, 2013 2:13 PM

Since Brawn spoke about the situation at Mercedes trying to give the impression that everything is ok and as it should be and that the racing side is fully under his control, all there was were contradictory statements to what he said. “I am the team principal I am in charge of sporting, technical and racing matters, Toto is coming and there is another side of the business that quite frankly I don’t want to get involved in, a lot of things Toto will be doing are complimentary to what I will be doing (Brawn). “No more excuses for Mercedes in F1, Mercedes now has all the ingredients to be successful, I believe Lauda and Toto can do it (MR F1)”. “I need more time to fully examine what now needs to be done (Toto). Just try to imagine what Lauda will have to say, Brawn has been unsettled and the team disrupted.



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