Six double world championships in seven years. That’s what Mercedes have secured under the lead of Toto Wolff. One of the longest and most dominant eras in Formula 1 history.
At the end of 2020 the contract linking the two parties is set to expire but, Toto Wolff acknowledges, there is no reason not to continue the cooperation: "I really have enjoyed many years in F1 in that role, and the discussions that we are having are very good".
Indeed the conversation with company’s CEO Ola Kallenius are still ongoing, but seemingly took a positive path: "I am happy that my relationship with Ola is probably as good as it can be, and we speak almost every day and there are many factors that make me want to stay in F1. On the other side, it takes a toll, and this plays into my under consideration. But as it stands there is no reason not to continue with Mercedes, and we will find out in which role."
The role in the team Wolff may embrace is not defined yet, and it’s not guaranteed the Austrian will be confirmed as head of motorsport: "This is down to the discussion between Ola and myself -Wolff clarified- We want to do the best for the team and continue to see the team prosper. And as I have said before, I really enjoy the role, and my plan is to continue. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy it mostly because I love to work with the people that are within the team."
"There is no better place for me to be in meeting room with the engineers, to sit in the garage and watch the great work that is happening around. I enjoy the battles that we have off track. I like to engage with our sponsors and partners. What that means for the future is a decision that I need to take together with my wife, and together with Ola. That doesn't mean I won't be around as a team principal or I won't be around in another role, but it's just that I'm thinking about it."