Wolff admits: "There have been initial discussions for role CEO F1" Formula 1

Wolff admits: "There have been initial discussions for role CEO F1"

By Robert McGillivray 26 September 2020 | 12:57

Toto Wolff confirmed on Saturday that there have been 'exploratory talks' to become Chase Carey's successor, as CEO of Formula 1. However, the current team boss of Mercedes also stated that Ferrari would have blocked that step. 

Carey took over as CEO of Formula 1 after Liberty Media bought the premier class of motorsport from Bernie Ecclestone. In the search for a successor for Carey, Wolff's name was frequently mentioned. "I think everyone knows there have been initial discussions with Greg Maffei (CEO Liberty Media, ed.), but that hasn't gone any further."

"We get along very well and I respect what Greg has achieved. But I like being at Mercedes. I've found that I love the stopwatch, the competitive aspect and the racing. I have to squeeze myself every day that I'm co-owner of the team with Mercedes. In the end it wouldn't have happened anyway, because Ferrari wouldn't have accepted that". 

It is now known that Stefano Domenicali will be Carey's successor. Ferrari's former team boss will start work in January 2021. Carey will become a non-executive director. (Photo: Mercedes AMG F1)




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