Toto Wolff has vowed to “build a structure for the future” as he looks to miss more F1 races as the calendar continues to expand.
Toto Wolff, the team boss of Mercedes in Formula 1, was absent from the Japan and Qatar Grands Prix due to recovering from knee surgery. During his absence, former F1 driver Jerome d’Ambrosio and the team’s head of communications, Bradley Lord, took charge. Although Wolff has no plans to step down from his role or reduce his involvement in race weekends, he is considering the future and wants to build a structure for the team. He mentioned in an interview that he might not attend all 24 races in a few years and possibly reduce it to 15. However, he sees himself in this position for a long time and cannot imagine doing anything else. In 2020, Wolff contemplated quitting the sport due to feeling mentally and physically exhausted, but ultimately decided to continue because he believes he can contribute to the team in both finance and motor racing.