Toto Wolff recognized in battles and crashes in 2014 and 2016 and they led him to warn them that if they continue like this, he will quit the car.
TIt all started in 2014, when Mercedes finally had a chance to win. This was the first season in the hybrid era. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg signed in 2013. They realized that they could win the championship. The first quarrel occurred in Belgium in 2014, and ended two fights in several matches in 2016, the most famous of which was the match that broke out in Spain in 2016.
“I know very well that if this happens on a regular basis, I will see a pattern that I am not afraid of letting someone miss the game.” Nearly five years later, Toto Wolfe, head of the “High-Performance Podcasting” team. Wolff) realized this.
“It’s very difficult because I joined the team as a newcomer to Formula One, and Nico and Lewis have been involved in the sport for longer, and they have become friends since karting.”Wolf said that Wolf, like the parent company itself, joined Mercedes in 2013 and now owns 33% of the team. He said: “However, I can still create an environment where they must respect the team. Sometimes with an iron fist, but they know they can’t let us down, nor can they let Mercedes down.”
“Since the events of 2014, I feel that I have been selfish. I said that the next time they approached another car with your teammate, “Think of the Mercedes brand, and the person in the team is Mercedes CEO Dieter Zetsche. This may change the way you behave, and you won’t get your teammates into trouble,” he said.
“What drivers want most is competition, but you have to understand teamwork. It is not easy to find a substitute for this level of driver. But I am willing to sacrifice one or two races, just to make it clear to all future generations who will drive Mercedes cars that this is impossible.“, He said.
Toto finally recalled that when he arrived, he found that the equipment was ready, and no one had analyzed how explosive the relationship between them was. “No one really thought,’What is the dynamic between the two, what is the past between the two?’ There are many historical backgrounds that we don’t know. And you will never know, but I am not sure if hostility will benefit both of you. If in an informative meeting with engineers and equipment, the room is full of negative emotions due to the hostility of the two pilots to each other, it will spread, which is something I no longer allow, “He closed.