Susie and Toto Wolff took out the Mercedes-Benz 300 Gullwing for a drive. The automotive is a part of what was a formidable assortment belonging to the Mercedes Crew Principal.
Toto Wolff used to have one hell of a automotive assortment. However most of them had been put up on the market this previous summer season. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Crew Principal and shareholder determined to promote even one of many vehicles that he helped the carmaker develop again in 2008. It’s a Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Sequence, one of many 350 that rolled off the meeting line. Again then, Wolff lapped the Nordschleife many times serving to the crew discover the proper tuning for the automotive.
“I don’t get to drive the vehicles anymore. I don’t have sufficient time”, he stated to justify the transfer.
However there’s one automotive that he makes time to drive. Promoting it by no means got here throughout his thoughts. It’s the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. He used to drive it much more typically with the non-executive Chairman of Mercedes-AMG Petronas, his good good friend, Niki Lauda, alongside the winding roads round Vienna. However Niki handed away in Might 2019. It didn’t take lengthy earlier than the automotive got here out in broad daylight once more.
Toto’s spouse, Susie, a former racing driver and CEO of Method E crew Venturi herself, posted a number of footage from an beautiful getaway. The images present her husband behind the wheel of the 1955 traditional coupe and a spectacular sundown.
They’re each nonetheless on vacation, however that received’t final lengthy. Toto Wolff already flew, two days after his birthday to satisfy the brand new FIA president, Mohammed Ben Suleyman, who changed Jean Todt. The Frenchman had spent 12 years on the head of motor racing.
Moreover, his crew shall be resuming work in February. Mercedes-AMG Petronas introduced the launch of the W13. Followers will get to see it in all its glory on February 18. The pre-season testing kicks off 5 days later.
It’s the first season for George Russell, former Williams driver, within the Mercedes-AMG racing automotive. He replaces Valtteri Bottas, who signed a multi-year cope with Alfa Romeo Racing.
Lewis Hamilton shall be making an attempt his eighth World Championship title following the heartbreak race in Abu Dhabi. Max Verstappen overtook him on the final lap of the season’s final race and took the crown.