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Wolff to join Merc's F1 fold?

2013-01-21 08:25

BIG SHOES TO FILL: Will Toto join Mercedes as head of motorsport replacing Norbert Haug?

BERLIN, Germany - Williams F1 team shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff will join Mercedes as head of motorsport to replace Norbert Haug, Germany's Bild reported.

Mercedes - which has Britain's 2008 World champion Lewis Hamilton and Germany's Nico Rosberg as F1 drivers - would not comment on speculation. Williams also had no comment.

MORE HANDS-ON ROLE

If the unsourced report is confirmed, the move would be seen as a major setback for former champion team Williams as it  prepares for the 2013 season that will start in Australia on March 17.

The Austrian was handed a far more hands-on role in July 2012, working closely with team founder and principal Frank Williams.

Wolff's compatriot Niki Lauda, a retired three-times World champion, was appointed as non-executive chairman of the board of the Mercedes F1 team after Haug's departure was announced in December 2012.

ANNOUNCEMENT SOON?


Bild said on its website that the move could be announced at a DTM (German Touring Car) test at the Valencia track in eastern Spain on Tuesday.

Wolff, whose Scottish wife Susie drove a Mercedes in DTM, is a shareholder in HWA AG which runs a Mercedes DTM team and works with Mercedes in F3.

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