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Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff estimates when the F1 season will regain some form of normalcy

Mercedes' Toto Wolff offers his take on when he thinks the F1 season will return to normal and understands why the Australian Grand Prix has been canceled.

Toto Wolff
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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he expects the F1 season to become reasonably normal post the summer break though he understands why the Australian Grand Prix was postponed.

With the world still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a large level of uncertainty across the globe. The F1 calendar has already been altered once with the season-opening race in Melbourne being pushed back to a later date. Despite this, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes that the F1 season should return to normal post the summer break.

"I’m already assuming that we’ll have a reasonably normal season again after the summer," Wolff told Austrian broadcaster OFR.

The Mercedes boss also said he understood the need for caution.

"This fear is justified, of course," Wolff said.

"Australia has been postponed, but the Grand Prix is so important that they didn’t want to cancel it completely.

"That will be followed up at the end of the year.

“And China has a general ban on major events until August. These are two factors that we can’t influence. That’s why we’re starting in Bahrain.

“We’re familiar with that, and it’s always relatively easy there.”

Wolff also goes on to state that the upcoming season will take a toll on the team members, given the packed calendar and rapid succession of races.

"It will certainly be incredibly difficult for the race team as well. We will have three triple headers in a row," Wolff said.

"You won’t get home for four weeks. Of course, that’s an enormous burden.”


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