100 Most Influential People in Formula 1

7. Toto Wolff | Executive Director at Mercedes AMG Petronas

Toto Wolff

Position last year: 11
Age: 44
Bio: Team Boss at Mercedes AMG Petronas. Current and Double World Champions. Since leaving Williams, Wolff has made quite an impact.
Google searches (approximate stats during the past 12 months): 2.8 million

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 F1 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 2012 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 will remain a Williams shareholder, but will not have a role at the team.
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