Last week Ferrari announced that they would be parting ways with their German driver Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes AMG F1 team principal has expressed his shock at the timing of the announcement.
In an interview with the Daily Express, Toto Wolf talks about how he has a good relationship with Sebastian Vettel who is poised to leave Ferrari after the 2020 season.
Toto Wolf showed concerns about the timing of the announcement because these drivers making crossovers have to be involvement in the car developments for their current teams and strategic planning.
“I am not so surprised about his decision; I think you could see some cracks.
“He’s a great personality, has been one of the personalities of the last 10 years in Formula One, winning four titles and starting this hugely successful spell at Red Bull.
What does Toto Wolf think of Sebastian Vettel?
“It’s disappointing for him to see that this dream at Ferrari is being discontinued but it is what it is.
“How the events panned out was fast and different because one must not forget there is still a full season to race.
“And you would rarely take decisions so early in the season because be it for Daniel at Renault, or Carlos at McLaren, or Sebastian at Ferrari, these guys will race the new kit, will see all the innovation, will need to be involved in the development of the vehicle and need to play their team part also in some of the competitions.
“So, yes, these decisions came about quicker than I would have done but it’s interesting to watch, maybe there’s something to learn.”
Mercedes are planning on who they are going to have as driver partnerships for the 2021 season but for now, Toto Wolf and his team are very focused on the 2020 season which is according to plans could start on the 5th of July.
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