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Mercedes remains in F1 with Wolff as boss - report

  • Published on 31 May 2020 11:22
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Mercedes will remain in Formula 1 beyond the 2020 season and will retain Toto Wolff as team principal and CEO, according to a German report.

Wolff's position within the team has been in question for a number of weeks, however the Austrian affirmed at the end of the 2019 season that he could not imagine anywhere better for him than Mercedes

He has been linked with a move to Aston Martin, who will join the grid as a fully-fledged manufacturer in 2021, taking over from the Racing Point outfit.

Wolff even acquired shares in Aston martin earlier this year, however this was deemed as a personal investment.


MORE: Szafnauer sees no Aston Martin role for Wolff in 2021


Under Wolff's leadership, Mercedes is yet to be dethroned in the turbo-hybrid era, and has won all six drivers' and constructors' championships on offer since 2014. 

But it is yet to officially commit to F1 beyond the 2020 season, leading to speculation surrounding its future and the potential whereabouts of Wolff. 

A report from Auto Motor und Sport declares that Mercedes will still be on the grid for the foreseeable future and Wolff will stay on as the team principal of the team. 

The future of the sport and many of its teams remains in the unknown as the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus continues to ravage.

In an attempt to safeguard the teams, a $145 million budget cap was signed off earlier this week for 2021, which will decrease gradually until 2023, where it will remain stable at $135 million until 2025.

Mercedes is also yet to announce who will race for the team next season, as both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are out of contract at the end of the 2020 campaign. 

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  • Don't see why they shouldn't, so IMO it's a good move.

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    • May 31 2020 - 13:22
  • RogerF1

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    And yet interestingly Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes AMG has jumped ship this week to replace Andy Palmer as Chief Executive of Aston Martin from 1st August !!

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    • Jun 1 2020 - 01:02
    • siggy74

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      Dont forget Mercedes will be supplying the power trains for the road side of the AML business. along with the All electric, when it filters through ;p

      May well be an adjustment from Mercedes to help drive sales ;p of which Mercedes will benefit..
      We never know the conversations, and agreements behind closed doors:D

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      • Jun 1 2020 - 12:52

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