Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff ‘lost his s***’ at a meeting with fellow principals in Montreal
EXCLUSIVE: Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff ‘lost his s***’ at a team leaders’ meeting in Montreal, claiming his fellow executives are pitting him for bouncing issues
- Toto Wolff Reportedly ‘Lost His Asshole’ At A Team Leaders Meeting In Montreal
- Wolff claims that his fellow team leaders are flying at him because of problems
- His Mercedes drivers have been experiencing bouncing problems this season
Toto Wolff ‘lost his s***’ at a team leaders meeting here in Montreal yesterday, according to sources.
An insider said the Mercedes boss went into a ‘wide-eyed rant’ because he thinks his rivals are going up against him over the bouncing problems his team is experiencing with their car.
Another source said Wolff went full on ‘Abu Dhabi spec’ – a reference to the Austrian’s meltdown when Lewis Hamilton lost the title in the closing race in the Gulf last year.
Toto Wolff claims his fellow team leaders are pitting him for bouncing issues
Wolff allegedly accused the other team bosses of deliberately perpetuating a safety issue by refusing to change the regulations introduced this year, which have led to the ‘porpoise’ of the Mercedes cars – the phenomenon of a car bouncing hard on his hanging.
In response, Red Bull boss Christian Horner told Wolff to put his own house in order.
I understand that his rivals were skeptical about the circumstances surrounding an extra ‘floor support’ Mercedes allowed to run on their cars in practice. The prop is a metal tube that limits the amount of floor movement, making the ride smoother.
In particular, eyebrows were raised about how Mercedes could have designed the part so quickly after an FIA technical directive was issued Thursday, allowing its stay for safety reasons.
Rivals privately question whether Mercedes has been pre-tipped by the FIA. “How did they know?” asked a senior team manager.
No one from the FIA could be reached for comment last night.
Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton has only finished in the top three once this season
Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer said his team “couldn’t have built the part in a day”.
Mercedes removed the stay for qualifying, claiming it didn’t help them. The alternative theory is that they removed it because they allegedly got a protest on the arcane basis that the regulations trump the technical guideline and the regs don’t allow the use of an extra floor support.
In separate news, former Mercedes employee Shaila-ann Rao has been appointed FIA Secretary-General for Sport on a temporary basis.