Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff: imitation warning / Formula 1

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff: imitation warning / Formula 1

Austria’s Toto Wolff, boss of the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing team, offers insight into planning and raises hopes that the 2023 Silver Arrow will be even more competitive.

The start of the 2022 Formula 1 season was like nausea for the Mercedes team, who were used to success. Mercedes never set foot on the ground with the new winged car as Ferrari dominated before Red Bull Racing followed suit. Mercedes only managed to win in the last race of the season in Brazil.

Mercedes must completely avoid false starts like 2022. This was also an issue at the legendary Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel, where representatives of Formula 1 such as the CEO of the series Stefano Domenicali, Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Andreas Seidl (Sauber) and the Dutch AlphaTauri newcomer Nyck de Vries discussed the escape.

When looking to 2023, Wolff seems cautious. The 51-year-old Austrian says: “The simulations are actually saying that we should have reached the end of our problems. But that’s what happened last year, and then the car didn’t go straight. We will start testing in Bahrain at the end of February and then we will see if we have solved the problems.”

In Kitzbühel, American figure skating star Lindsay Vonn was the first woman to experience Streif’s ice runs under lights as part of an elaborate Red Bull campaign.

On the issue of women in Formula 1, Wolff says: “I am the biggest advocate for women in Formula 1. My wife Susie was the last woman in a GP race (that was in 2014 with Williams, editor). When it comes to developing female talent, we have to start much earlier, I would say in the go-kart area.

System 1 2023

January 31: Haas F1 on the web
February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 6: Williams online
February 7: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
February 13: McLaren at Work
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari in Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter exam
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship Calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
03/19 Saudi Arabia GP, Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian Physician, Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circuit, Baku *
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Autodrome, Miami
05/21 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
05/28 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
06/18 Canadian GP, ​​Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian Doctor, Red Bull Ring, Spielberg *
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
08/27 Dutch GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
09/17 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
09/24 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha *
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin *
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Hermann Rodríguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos *
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
11/26 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format