Toto Wolff intends to be a part of Mercedes into the future, though admits he may not necessarily stay on as Team Principal.
After at one point considering a move away from Formula 1, Wolff opted to stay and also remains a key stakeholder in the Mercedes team. However, he is open-minded about what his role might be in the years ahead.
"I thought for a year about going back to the financial world," Wolff told BILD. "But we decided together at Mercedes that Formula 1 is not just a marketing platform that we want to use for a short time. We want to shape an era.
"Since I own 33 percent of the team shares, I will definitely be there. But that doesn't necessarily mean I have to be team boss."
For now, Wolff is focused on the Silver Arrows' 2021 title battle with Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton currently has an eight-point lead over Max Verstappen in the Drivers' standings, whilst Mercedes have leapfrogged their rivals at the top of the Constructors' Championship.
When asked who will become World Champion this year, Wolff did not give a definite answer but admitted that Mercedes will fight to the end in the hope of winning.
"Red Bull is a bit faster on paper," Wolff explained. "But we'll fight to the end. And we have to, because this championship will go to the end."
Following the summer break, the 2021 Formula 1 season will resume at the Belgian Grand Prix on 27-29 August.