Wolff will exit Formula 1 when enjoyment disappears


Toto Wolff - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Toto Wolff insists he will only stay involved in Formula 1 as long as he continues he enjoys himself.

The Head of Mercedes Benz Motorsport has been part of the leadership team of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team since 2012 after initially joining the sport as an investor in the Williams F1 Team, but the Austrian believes he will likely be involved in the sport for a few more years.

Wolff insists that the moment that he stops enjoying what he does is the time to consider his future within Formula 1, especially with the amount of emotion that is involved in running the team.

“I came to Formula 1 as an investor with Williams,” said Wolff to La Gazzetta dello Sport. “In 2012 I got this role at Mercedes. It’s now 2016. I will not stay in F1 forever, let’s say a few more years. As long as I am having fun at work.

“The situation is that I love what I do and I want to work with the same people with whom we have achieved such fabulous results. At the moment, I am negotiating for another two years.

“My work today is extremely intense and involves a great emotional commitment. When I’m no longer enjoying it, it’ll be time to do something else.”