Mercedes’ Wolff appreciates Andretti F1 entry bid in tentative remarks

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Mercedes’ Wolff appreciates Andretti F1 entry bid in tentative remarks

Mercedes’ F1 team boss Toto Wolff had said in a latest interview that he appreciates Andretti-Cadillac merger and their bid to join the Formula 1 by 2026, however, the bid is still a “statement” adding he could not find out the “right words” on how he could illustrate his frame of mind over the proposal.

Nevertheless, latest tentative remarks from Mercedes’ boss Toto Wolff came forth just days after Andretti Global and GM’s Cadillac had formed a merger in a bid to join the F1 arena with a new team by 2026. However, although, their merger and proposal to join the Formula 1 had been highly appreciated by the FIA boss Mohammed ben Sulyaem, a number of F1 officials had expressed discontent over the issue, while Andretti was quoted as saying following negative responses to his bid to enter into the F1 that any opposition to Andretti Global-Cadillac merger is all about “money” and “greed”.

Toto Wolff makes tentative remarks on Andretti’s F1 bid

Toto Wolff, who owns a half of the stakes in Mercedes F1 team, had been among the most voluble oppositions to a new F1 team.

Nonetheless, appreciating the Cadillac-Andretti merger, speaking in an interview with a press agency, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said, “Cadillac and GM, that's a statement. Them joining forces with Andretti is definitely a positive.

It gives it another angle that may or may not be beneficial for Formula One. But definitely something... how can I find the right word here... nobody would ever question GM or Cadillac's pedigree in motorsport or as a global auto company”.