‘Never Seen Anything Like This’ – F1 Pundit Labels Mercedes’ Toto Wolff “an Extreme Form”

Published 01/19/2021, 4:05 AM EST
CIRCUIT DE CATALUNYA, MONTMELO, SPAIN – 2019/05/10: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff in pit lane during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Spain. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)


Toto Wolff has led Mercedes to one of the most dominating runs in the sport’s history. Since 2014, the Viennese has helped them clinch seven constructors’ and seven drivers’ championship titles. Sky expert Martin Brundle tried to explain what makes the Mercedes boss one of the most successful team bosses today.

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“He is without a doubt a serious entrepreneur. [He] came into Formula 1 and created so much or generated so much power and turned it into money. I’ve never seen anything like this, that’s extraordinary,” said the Briton.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – APRIL 26: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talks in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on April 26, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Wolff has made a lasting impression as Mercedes’ team boss and as a shareholder. After conquering the hybrid era, the Viennese extended his contract till 2023 and clarified that he is ready for the 2022 regulation shock.

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Brundle claims Toto Wolff is in an extreme form

Toto entered the Formula 1 grid in 2014 as Ross Brawn’s replacement and is the third most experienced team boss at the moment. However, in such a small amount of time, he has surpassed every expectation.

“He just knows something about business and money. Toto is in an extreme form. I mean, you can only be impressed by what he has done.” Critics note that Wolff is involved in too many matters and has too much power,” explained Martin Brundle.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 13: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP, Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP and Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talk on stage at the F1 Live event during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

Many in the F1 community feel that Mercedes’ domination has made Formula 1 relatively boring; however, Martin Brundle believes that the F1 community should celebrate it. “We should celebrate your excellence, right? I’ve never seen a car that sticks to the road like this,” he stated.

He hopes others can learn from the Viennese and set a higher standard in Formula 1. Wolff’s team still looks dominant, going into 2021 as they look to extend their record championship-winning run.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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