100 Most Influential People in Formula 1 2019

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6. Torger Christian “Toto” Wolff  | Executive Director at Mercedes AMG Petronas


Position last year: 7
Age: 47
Bio: Executive director at Mercedes AMG Petronas, current champions.

On November 20, 2009, it was announced that Toto Wolff, a former racing driver, had bought a share of the Williams F1 and joined the board of directors of the team. He reportedly owns 16% of the shares and listed the company as the first Formula 1 team on the Frankfurt Stock exchange.

After an eight year winless streak, Wolff led Williams to a Grand Prix victory in Barcelona in 2012. In the same year, he was named Executive Director of Williams F1. On January 21, 2013, it was announced that Wolff had parted ways with Williams F1 to become an executive director of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team. In addition to joining the team, he will also acquire a “significant minority interest” in the team.

Wolff is expected to take over the coordination of all Mercedes-Benz motorsport activities, a responsibility previously held by Norbert Haug. As part of the role, Wolff remains a Williams’s shareholder, but does not have a role at the team.

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  1. Deegoo

    This list is absurdly stupid, Todt not in the top 3 and Boccafogli!!??!?! Hahaha clearly who wrote this has not idea how the f1 world turns.

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