WATCH: Fans Go Wild After Catching a Glimpse of Mercedes F1 Boss Toto Wolff at Texas

Published 10/27/2021, 3:38 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


After a year’s hiatus from the Formula One calendar, the United States Grand Prix made its return this year. Hence, it wasn’t a surprise to see the fans be euphoric for the race in Austin.

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However, one incident that was loved by the F1 community was when fans had an encounter with the Team Principal of Mercedes, Toto Wolff. As the Austrian boss was leaving the venue, spectators got to meet the Mercedes’ boss.

Fans are overjoyed to see Mercedes’ Toto Wolff after the US Grand Prix

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The sport is known for its energetic fan base, and when the paddock arrived in Texas for the United States Grand Prix, the buzz surrounding Formula One was unreal.

After the exciting race, which saw Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claim victory, fans were over the moon, as it made the title race even more interesting. However, when spectators at the Circuit of the Americas got a chance to meet Wolff, they couldn’t hold in their excitement.

As the Mercedes boss was leaving the track with his entourage, he waved to fans who had been patiently waiting. When they saw Wolff, fans were jumping around with joy, cheering for him and hugging one another.

Mercedes took to Twitter to show them their appreciation. They wrote, “Texas = Toto Nation.”

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A tough battle ahead for the Silver Arrows

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The Brackley-based squad suffered another defeat this season, which heavily affected their championship hopes. Mercedes were already trailing behind in the drivers’ championship, and after the US Grand Prix, Red Bull are slowly closing the gap in the constructors’ championship.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action at the start of the race REUTERS/Mike Blake

Now with a week off, the Wolff-led team will be hoping to make amends at the upcoming Mexican Grand Prix. They hope to bring a stellar result, with the intention of winning the lead in the driver’s championship through Lewis Hamilton.

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What are your predictions for the Silver Arrows as they prepare to race in Mexico? Do you think they will bounce back or suffer the same fate as they did in Austin? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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