“The Wolff of Pitlane”: Fans Take Their Hats Off As Mercedes Boss Toto Achieves Landmark Milestone

Published 02/12/2023, 7:30 AM EST

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It is 2013. Mercedes is struggling for dominance among the likes of Ferrari, Red Bull, and McLaren. In such a difficult time, Lewis Hamilton arrived at the relatively new team, to build a fearsome driver paring with Nico Rosberg. However, it wasn’t only the future 7-time champion who was new to the team at that time. Toto Wolff, one of the most successful team bosses out there, also started his journey with Mercedes the same year. New team, new people, new environment, and that’s how the Austrian journey at Silver Arrows began. Cut to 2023. Fans celebrate as the same Toto Wolff completed 10 years in Mercedes, having smashed multiple records as a boss.

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The more it is said about Toto, the less it is. To describe it simply, Wolff came, stayed, and he conquered. Back-to-back eight constructors’ championships and seven driver’s titles are no joke as he went on to break Red Bull’s streak of back-to-back titles.

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From warning Lewis Hamilton for his conduct and letting Valtteri Bottas go despite his performance to bringing in George Russell to infuse young blood into the team, the Austrian has done it all. Despite one wanting to leave the team, Wolff has completed a decade in the Brackley-based team. Fans celebrate as  Mercedes’ Twitter handle posted a series of photos to mark the occasion.

Fans react as Toto Wolff reached a new milestone

Toto Wolff reached a new height even before the start of the 2023 F1 season. Fans rejoiced and began celebrating the great occasion as soon as Mercedes posted their boss with his close ones in the team. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, George Russell, Late Niki Lauda were all there.

Given below are some of the reactions of fans wishing the boss:

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Wolff started his Mercedes season in 2013 and 2022 was his latest season in the team. Interestingly, in both seasons, Mercedes struggled against a mighty Red Bull team.

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As Wolff and his team get ready for the upcoming season, this can prove to be the ultimate test he has to face in all the time he’s been at Mercedes. It’ll be interesting to see how the season ends up for the man from Austria.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 and NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.
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Ranvijay Singh

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