Toto Wolff (Mercedes): “It was surprising” / Formula 1

Mercedes group boss Toto Wolff has revealed his chief strategist James Vowles has moved from Mercedes to Williams on the weekend’s World Ski Championships in Kitzbühel, the British group boss.


At the tip of January 2023, the legendary Streif in Kitzbühel hosted one other Formula 1 ski race, the place two downhill races had been accomplished on Friday and Saturday. Many motorsport stars had been additionally introduced within the metropolis of Kamouaz.

First up is Marc Marquez: The eight-time motorbike world champion accomplished the complete program in Tyrol. The Formula 1 faction was additionally nicely represented. In addition to sequence CEO Stefano Domenicali, Mercedes group principal Toto Wolff and Sauber’s new managing director Andreas Seidl met on the Ganenkamm.

Austrian Wolff, 51, admitted: “Kitzbüchel might be in comparison with Monte Carlo or the Super Cup – it does not get any higher. There has at all times been an affinity between motorsport and snowboarding, it is all about going quick. That’s why half of the automotive trade and motorsport is at all times right here.

Regarding the content material of the conversations, the Viennese mentioned: “Besides the stress of the weekend, it was very humorous. And then, after all, there can be conferences, however it’s not like we’re right here to show the world the other way up.”

Wolff overtly defined the sudden departure of Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles (43) to Williams in Kitzbühel, the place the Englishman is the brand new group boss: “It was surprising. But he’s the one who at all times goals for this objective and I’ll forestall such an increase in ours.”

Wolff mentioned: “James is a really clever and rational participant, so now we have left him out of the contract. It is nice for Formula 1 as a complete if such an individual decides at Williams sooner or later.”

Formula 1 2023

February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 6: Williams on-line
February 7: Alfa Romeo in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

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February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku *
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
28.05 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg *
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha *
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin *
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos *
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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