Toto Wolff & Christian Horner Call a Truce Over F1 Engines

Published 07/07/2021, 7:11 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff with Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


It’s not often rivals such as Mercedes and Red Bull agree with each other, but once in a while they call a truce and can find middle ground on certain topics. The team principal of Red Bull agrees with the main boss of the Silver Arrows, Toto Wolff, about the future of engines in Formula One which are set to come in 2025.

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Both Wolff & Horner agree on extending the time of line by a year as it will add to the cost of the team’s budget but hope to find a solution that all the teams on the grid can agree on.

Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff sees eye-to-eye with Horner about the future of F1

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As quoted from FormulaPassion.it, Horner stated, “more reasonable to plan the update [electric] motors without leaving anything to chance, making it postpone by a year.”

Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 30, 2021 Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Wolff was on the same lines, like his arch-rival from Red Bull & said, “I hope that in the end we will be able to find a meeting point that everyone can agree on. I believe that we could easily advance the use of environmentally friendly fuels by one year and extend the current PU rules for another twelve months. That’s what all the teams would like.” (Translated from Italian via Google translate)

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How are the Silver Arrows doing compared to Red Bull?

The Brackley-based squad has only three wins under their belt so far this season, all of them are courtesy of Lewis Hamilton. Meanwhile, at the Milton-Keynes-based outfit. who have won the other six, are leading the constructor’s championship, amidst Mercedes’ downfall.

The Raging Bull have 286 points to their name, while the 7-times constructor’s winners have 242. Wolff & Co. haven’t seen the chequered flag in P1 place since the Monaco Grand Prix, but are hoping to change that at the upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

They are wary of the fact of how Red Bull can be deadly around the track, and are hoping to step their game up for the tenth round of the 2021 season.

While on the other hand, Horner & Co. would like to keep the Silver Arrows in their rearview mirrors and claim another victory this season to further extend their lead in the championship.

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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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