Williams is not planning to replace Mark Gillan, the chief operations engineer who was credited with helping the team recover its lost form in 2012. Gillan left Williams late last year, but at the time the Grove based team did not say if it intended to recruit from elsewhere to fill the vacancy. Read more... (159 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Toto Wolff, Mercedes’ new co-owner and director, has admitted he will be keeping an eye on rookie Valtteri Bottas’ progress in 2013.
Before switching to Mercedes, Austrian Wolff had the very same role at Williams, where last year Finn Bottas, 23, was groomed for a future race seat as reserve driver. Read more... (161 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Mercedes’ new recruit Toto Wolff has revealed he will be based at Brackley.
A new team shareholder and officially called executive director, 41-year-old Austrian Wolff is in essence replacing Norbert Haug, Mercedes’ long-time motor sport vice-president.
“These are very large shoes to fill,” he said in an interview with Austrian broadcaster ORF. “He (Haug) did a lot of things extremely well. Read more... (294 words, estimated 1:11 mins reading time)
Mercedes on Monday announced that Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff are buying into the Brackley based F1 team.
It had already emerged that Wolff, who like Mercedes’ F1 chairman Lauda is from Vienna, is leaving Williams, despite becoming executive director only last July. Read more... (164 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Toto Wolff, the Williams shareholder who manages Valtteri Bottas and only last July became an executive director, is leaving the Oxfordshire based team.
The mass-circulation German newspaper Bild reports that the 41-year-old Austrian, a former racing driver, is replacing the recently departed Norbert Haug as Mercedes’ motor sport chief. Read more... (143 words, estimated 34 secs reading time)
Toto Wolff, a shareholder and director of the Williams team, doubts he will continue his role of driver manager. That is despite the Austrian’s latest charge, Valtteri Bottas, having successfully risen through the ranks to make his Formula One debut in 2013. Read more... (209 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
Williams will give Valtteri Bottas at least half a season to get up to speed.
After a full season of preparation as the famous British team’s reserve driver last year, practising on most Friday mornings at grands prix, 22-year-old rookie Bottas will make his full time race debut in 2013. And the young Finn can’t wait. Read more... (262 words, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
Valtteri Bottas is waiting in the wings at Williams, according to Toto Wolff.
Austrian Wolff doubles up as a Williams shareholder and executive as well as team reserve driver and Finn Bottas’ manager. In the context of Romain Grosjean’s Monza race ban, the word in the paddock is that the FIA is also running thin on patience for Pastor Maldonado. Read more... (244 words, estimated 59 secs reading time)
Toto Wolff has admitted Williams is facing a dilemma over its driver lineup for 2013.
The famous British team’s shareholder and new executive director told Brazil’s Totalrace he would “rather have three cars” to accommodate Pastor Maldonado, Bruno Senna and reserve driver Valtteri Bottas on the grid next season. Read more... (246 words, estimated 59 secs reading time)
Williams’ driver lineup will “definitely” remain in place this year, team shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff insists.
He joked that a change of policy will happen “when the sun falls from the sky,” according to Speed Week. Read more... (282 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)