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Mercedes will not leave the Great Circus

The world champion team confirms their long-term commitment to Formula 1. Toto Wolff will continue to lead Mercedes in the racing program, but his role may not be the same he has held since 2014

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Mercedes will not leave the Great Circus
Fuente imagen: Hasan Bratic

In the last months, especially in Germany and in Great Britain, some media have published rumors about the future of Mercedes in Formula 1.

Little reassuring news about the plans of the world champion team, which have found support in the postponement of Toto Wolff's negotiation for the renewal of his contract by the team and also in the postponement of the signature of Lewis Hamilton, also expiring in the contract at the end of 2020.

After new rumors appeared today in Germany, which reports the conclusion of the relationship between Wolff and Mercedes, the team’s response came, in an official note.

"Speculation about a potential Mercedes withdrawal from Formula 1 continues to be unfounded and irresponsible”, said Mercedes in this note. “Our sport has taken the right steps to address the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic by using financial sustainability in the future, an important step that we have welcomed”.

It is our clear intention to continue to compete in Formula 1 as a Mercedes-Benz team in the years to come, and to do so with our managing partner Toto Wolff".

A clear answer, which cancels all the doubts about a possible revolution within the team that has dominated the field in the last six editions of the Formula 1 World Championship. It is not yet the confirmation of the renewal of Wolff's contract, but it underlines that Mercedes has no intention to leave the Great Circus.

So Mercedes' future with the Formula 1 program will continue. However this does not mean that Wolff's role (today both shareholder and team principal) will be the same in 2021.

Probably he will change some of his current responsibilities, and it is no secret that the Austrian manager has expressed his desire not to be present in the future at all appointments in schedule. But his involvement in the Mercedes team program seems to be out of any doubt.

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