‘It Was So Embarrassing With the Costume’: Toto Wolff Recalls Hilarious Story Before Joining F1

‘It Was So Embarrassing With the Costume’: Toto Wolff Recalls Hilarious Story Before Joining F1

Toto Wolff is the person main the present most dominant workforce, Mercedes, in Formula One. The workforce have received seven consecutive constructors’ championships with him on the helm. However, earlier than main a number one F1 workforce, Wolff needed to resort to odd jobs to maintain himself.

The first spherical in Bahrain for the 2021 season was nerve-racking for the Austrian boss, however the good driving from Lewis Hamilton and a little bit of luck noticed Mercedes win and obtain a double podium.

The Silver Arrows look to dominate in Imola for the Italian Grand Prix. Wolff and firm may also be seeking to win one other constructor’s championship within the 2021 season.

Toto Wolff did some odd jobs to make ends meet

In an interview with The Race, who discovered an attention-grabbing truth concerning the workforce principal. Wolff stated, “Where did you find that?! The story is absolutely true, just it is one of the more embarrassing, I was an aspiring racing driver, and really tried to make money to race wherever I could.”

The Mercedes boss added, “So there was this electronics shop in Austria, it still exists, that has about 100 retail places. It was an hour’s drive from Vienna. And it was before Christmas. I went there alone. And I had to wear a golden cape, which went all the way to the floor. It wasn’t only a cape, it was like a ball gown with the cape. And there was, I think, some kind of stick.”

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – APRIL 26: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talks within the Team Principals Press Conference throughout apply for the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on April 26, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

“I was handing out vouchers for this electronic shop. I was standing right in the middle of the city center, a kind of marketplace, handing out these vouchers, and it was so embarrassing with the costume. I was hoping that there wouldn’t be anybody that I would know.” He concluded.

Wolff is cautious about their rivals Red Bull

Mercedes are a workforce which can be all the time main the pack. However, Wolff considers Red Bull’s tempo a menace to their dominance. He stated, “If somebody had told me before Sunday that a Mercedes win would be the result I would not have believed them.”


Wolff added, “In the past, Bahrain has not been a strong race for Red Bull and they have not been particularly good out of the blocks either, but this weekend shows that in 2021 that is no longer the case. I have no doubt they are extremely difficult to beat and are leading the pack.”

MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 04: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talks in a press convention throughout apply for the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by XPB/Pool through Getty Images)

The 2021 season of Formula One has its personal challenges. But can Wolff and Mercedes overcome them and have one other yr of dominance on the monitor? Only time will give us our solutions.

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