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A Look at the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Formerly Owned by Toto Wolff

The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series is already more than a decade ago. Being an exclusive model, it is very rare considering that only 350 examples of it were delivered to customers, and we do not know how many of them survived up to this day. One of the cars recently went on sale, and its original owner was none other than Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team CEO and Principal Toto Wolff. Knowing how Wolff is such a big fan of cars, the SL65 AMG Black Series appears in majestic condition. The seller, Tom Hartley Jnr, didn’t reveal how much it was sold, but the auto’s 3,204 miles in… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Points Out the Weaknesses of Mercedes F1

Following the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 boss Toto Wolff discussed the weaknesses of his team. He also talked about the “trick things” comment of their driver Lewis Hamilton about Scuderia Ferrari F1. Mercedes Deficits in F1 Wolff said that he saw many deficits from Mercedes F1 just by looking at their performance last Sunday. When Autosport asked him to explain what these are, he pointed out that these lie in their slow speed and traction. Wolff admitted that Ferrari clearly had the power advantage. He said that it is prevalent during straights. The Mercedes F1 head added that the engine of their major rival keeps… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Expresses Sympathy with Ferrari Over the Condition of Sergio Marchionne

Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG Petronas owner and executive director, said that his thoughts were with Sergio Marchionne, Scuderia Ferrari president and chief executive officer, and his family. The Ferrari boss unexpectedly stepped down from his position on Saturday night citing illness as a reason. “Even in the joy of victory, our thoughts also remain with Sergio Marchionne and his family. Although we are rivals on the track, we are friends off it and we were saddened to hear the news of his illness,” Wolff told Sky Sports on Sunday night. The Mercedes boss added that he also felt bad about the crash that cost Sebastian Vettel’s victory at the Formula… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Confirms Mercedes F1 Team Lineup For 2018

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Executive Director Toto Wolff just confirmed that he is happy with the current pair up of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in his team. He said that he has the best drivers right now for the group. The statement of Wolff came after rumors about Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo’s transfer to Mercedes F1 surfaced. However, the latest interview of the Mercedes F1 boss will likely put the issue to rest. It should be noted that Bottas just joined Mercedes F1 in 2017 when Nico Rosberg announced his shocking retirement. The Finn’s contract was only good for a year though. Then, along the way, there… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Reacts to Toto Wolff’s Warning About Driver Lineup

Previously, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff warned that the group might push through with the plan to change its drivers’ lineup if the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gets out of hand. The reigning F1 Drivers’ World Champion Hamilton reacted to his chief’s statement. He said in an interview featured  in Sky Sports that it was unnecessary. Although Hamilton admitted that there has been an ongoing rivalry between him and Rosberg, he pointed out that the two of them has continued to bring in good results for the team. He mentioned that they keep on delivering 100 percent in terms of the job that they have been asked to do. The… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Opposes the Idea of Getting Independent Engine Supplier in F1

Toto Wolff opposed the idea of introducing independent Formula One engine suppliers. According to Autosport, he aired his side after F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone revealed earlier that the FIA will announce a tender process which would encourage independent engine suppliers to enter the sport. The system aims to allow additional power but requiring more fuel consumption. For an engine maker like Mercedes-AMG that is allotting millions of pounds just to develop an engine like the current 1.6-liter turbo V6 power units, the idea is not the way to proceed. He pointed out that engine manufacturers decided to participate in F1 because of the concept, which fits what is happening on the roads. He added, the… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Willing to Compromise Over F1 Engine Freeze Issue

Mercedes AMG Petronas Executive Director Toto Wolff stated in his interview with ESPN that he is open for a compromise regarding the issue surrounding the Formula One in-season engine freeze. He noted that he will agree to the idea if budgets will not rise dramatically. According to the source, Mercedes opposed the proposed relaxation of the engine freeze rules not because of performance reasons. Instead, the team is worried that it might jack up the costs related to the development of engines. Wolff noted the fact that Mercedes is supplying eight engines for various teams in F1. The figure is in contrast with the two Honda delivers, plus four that Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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