Toto Wolff on changing FIA team relations rules » FirstSportz

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff

Allegations fly back and forth among Formula 1 teams now that we are three races into the 2022 season of the F1 Championship. With all the new FIA technical regulations for the 2022 season, Mercedes suffered a fall from her position in 2021 due to problems with her car. The new W13 doesn’t seem to have enough pace, nor can it get over problems like porpoises on the track.

Now Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has called on the FIA ​​to introduce some reforms in F1’s rules on team relations. He gave an example of when a “sh*tstorm” erupted after the Aston Martin F1 team used wind tunnels built into the Mercedes car two years ago.

It is common in Formula 1 for smaller capital teams to partner with larger teams like Ferrari and Mercedes to source engines, car parts etc. The key partnership between Haas and Ferrari has helped the American team integrate many parts for its cars from Italy’s Scuderia.

“I think it needs to be reformed”: Mercedes team boss comments on the rules on team relationships in Formula 1

Toto Wolff wears headphones sponsored by BOSE
Toto Wolff wears headphones sponsored by BOSE

In the current F1 season, Haas has put in an exceptionally good performance as the team has scored more points in the first two races than in all races combined in the previous two seasons. The team buys some of its car parts legally from Scuderia Ferrari.

But now that a financial cap has been introduced in the championship, even the game’s big players like Ferrari can’t spend much on their car despite having the resources to do so. Thus, the smaller teams and the larger ones have fewer financial differences between them, and the former no longer have to buy parts from the latter.

Toto Wolff, Team Principal of the Mercedes AMG F1 Team, pointed this out and said there was a need to reform the rules. He said, “I think it needs to be reformed. We want to avoid these kinds of discussions that we have now, the polemics of the last few days or weeks, everyone deserves to do well and people should be given credit when they have done a good job.

But some job-hopping or entity-hopping on the same premises only creates arguments that aren’t necessary for the sport.

So definitely for us, you know, we have Aston Martin in the wind tunnel that we had two years ago. Quite a shitstorm because of that. We have treated them with the utmost care.

Continue reading: Was the Australian GP a one-off event for McLaren or is it a sign that better things are to come? Toto Wolff on changing FIA team relations rules » FirstSportz

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