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Toto Wolff Reveals Why London GP Will be Perfect Venue For Mercedes

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff discusses the after effects of crash at Imola between Bottas and Russell on their team's future upgrades programmes

Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team principal has opened up about his desire to have Formula One race in the streets of British capital, London. The Austrian boss is of the idea that British Grand Prix and Silverstone is okay, but street racing in London “would top Everything”

Talking about the already famous Silverstone and British Grand Prix, Toto conveyed, “I would like that we have a grand prix in Silverstone as this is what the fans love and Silverstone is part of the traditional circuit of races in Formula 1”

Mercedes, being a team that’s based on Silverstone, Britain and their star driver Lewis Hamilton who’s from the same country as well will like to have this opportunity, as portrayed by their team boss.

Wolff, while speaking on this to Evening Standard, stated “We have the most efficient hybrid engines in the world and the current superstar is a British guy so racing in London showcasing our technology and our innovative capability, let’s go.”

Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship with Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Murad Sezer – Pool/Getty Images)

Adding on, the former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone also tried to have a race in the streets on London. However that remained just as an idea, and did not materialize due to high costing and strict bureaucracy. But, the 49-year-old Boss believes the British Government can actually make this work.

“But racing in London would top everything and I hope that the mayor of London and (prime minister) Mr Johnson read this and we get that going”, concluded the Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff.

Mercedes are now the leaders in Constructor’s Championship with 141 points at the end of four races and they have a lead of 30 points over their rivals Red Bull. It’ll be interesting how they go on tracks of Monaco next week and can manage to hold their lead till they go in Britain for British Grand Prix.


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