Toto Wolff on the first meeting at Mercedes: It didn't feel like a Formula 1 team

"When I stepped in here for the first time I was waiting to meet Ross Brawn"

by Sead Dedovic
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Toto Wolff on the first meeting at Mercedes: It didn't feel like a Formula 1 team

As soon as Toto Wolff joined Mercedes in 2014, he was able to accomplish great things in a relatively short period of time. In recent years, he has become one of the most recognizable faces in the F1 world. The beginnings of his career at Mercedes were, however, not easy.

As Wolff shared with the media during an interview, he recalled the moment when he first arrived at the meeting and had the opportunity to speak with Ross Brawn, the revered F1 team principal, for the first time. Throughout his entire life, Wolff has been a man with a clear vision and a plan for the future.

He is still someone who thinks of every detail and takes all factors into account. His conversation with Ross Brawn is just a confirmation of that. "When I stepped in here for the first time I was waiting to meet Ross Brawn, who I have great admiration for as an engineer,” Wolff told Sky Sports, as quoted by crash.net "Whilst I was waiting it didn't feel like a Formula 1 reception.

There was an old Daily Mail on the table and an old coffee cup with dry coffee inside. When I went to the meeting I said it didn't feel like a Formula 1 team."

Toto Wolff on the answer

"The answer I got was that the Daily Mail or the old coffee cup doesn't make the car faster, the engineering does.

I disagreed because it shows whether you have attention to detail, whether you are a perfectionist or you seek excellence, and that starts with cleanliness and an immaculate environment, particularly in Formula 1”.

Toto Wolff is an example of how persistence, vision, and quality will always pay off in the long run. The Mercedes team is in crisis now, but no one doubts that Wolff and the rest of the Mercedes team will be able to get things back on track in the future and restore Mercedes to the position they deserve.

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