Toto Wolff explains the function of Pep Guardiola in his F1 journey shifting ahead : PlanetF1

Toto Wolff has spoken concerning the rapport he shortly struck up with Manchester Metropolis soccer supervisor Pep Guardiola, and the way he’ll determine in his “journey” sooner or later.

Guardiola was seen speaking to Wolff within the Mercedes storage on the season finale in Abu Dhabi, with the Premier League season on hiatus as soccer’s World Cup kicked off in Qatar.

Given the standing of the duo on the high of two of the world’s largest sporting organisations, Wolff mentioned he instantly noticed similarities in how he and Guardiola communicate and work together, and the sensation was reciprocated.

That they had not change into acquainted correctly previous to the weekend, however he mentioned Guardiola, who has received dozens of main trophies throughout Europe as a participant and supervisor, will play extra of a component in his future.

“Sure, we have been on stage in a Q&A, invited by Puma,” Wolff mentioned of how the 2 met on Method 1’s Past the Grid podcast.

“The 2 of us, we didn’t know one another however after I heard him speaking, it was like my sentences, the identical strategy – and he mentioned the identical about me.

“Basically, it’s all the way down to human administration, and [he is] somebody that’s actually going to be a part of my journey going ahead as a result of he was simply on the identical wavelength, and even the household was on the identical wavelength between Susie and I, so [an] thrilling character.”

Toto Wolff ‘grew’ in 2022 struggles

When requested about how the problems Mercedes confronted all through 2022 affected him, Wolff denied that he has change into more and more aggressive over the previous decade of being answerable for the group.

With ‘solely’ one victory to indicate for his or her efforts in 2022, dropping from first to 3rd within the Constructors’ Championship after eight consecutive titles, the Mercedes group boss feels that quite than seeing the 12 months as a failure, he has taken inventory and seemed again at how he “developed” over the course of the season, for higher and worse.

“I believe I’ve at all times been aggressive,” he mentioned. “To begin with, I like to satisfy my very own expectations and the requirements I set for myself and the organisation, but in addition as a result of we’re in a relative sport. In order that has stayed the identical each single season.

“However clearly it has been a journey. I realized, I developed as a character, good issues and dangerous issues, and I wouldn’t wish to miss the 2022 season, as a result of I grew.”

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