Toto Wolff angry at the FIA: It was a personal attack

"If I'm caught in the crossfire, it's no problem for me at all."- Wolff said.

by Sead Dedovic
Toto Wolff angry at the FIA: It was a personal attack
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Toto Wolff called the FIA's investigation, which involved his wife Susie, a "personal attack." Many were surprised when the story about Wolff and his wife, Susie, leaked to the media for days. Later, the FIA decided to drop their inquiry into a possible conflict of interest between a Formula One Management member and an unnamed F1 team principal.

However, it left a mark on Toto who could not hide his anger. He thinks that the whole situation surrounding him and his wife is shocking.

"An absurd accusation was created out of nowhere. It was a personal attack in which a red line was crossed.

After ten years as team boss, I'm already pretty hardened and can hardly be surprised anymore, but this story was shocking. If I'm caught in the crossfire, it's no problem for me at all. I've developed a thick skin and can handle it.

But when you attack my family, it's a different level."- Toto Wolff said, as quoted by!

Lewis Hamilton reacts

Lewis Hamilton also reacted. The Briton does not understand why such rumors appeared when it is clear that there is no truth in them.

Hamilton thinks the FIA's reaction is shameful. Lewis has a great opinion of Sussie and thinks she is the right person for the job.

"It's been a challenging week. Disappointing to see the governing body of our sport has sought to question the integrity of one of the most incredible female leaders we’ve ever had in our sport in Susie Wolff without questioning and without any evidence, just saying sorry at the end.

It’s unacceptable. "- Hamilton said.

Hamilton stresses that despite Mercedes' dedicated efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion, there are still individuals attempting to stop their progress in these areas.
“We've got a lot of great people in the sport that are doing amazing work.

There is a constant fight to really improve diversity and inclusion within the industry. But It seems there are certain individuals in the leadership within the FIA that, every time we try to make a step forward, they try to pull us back, and that has to change.

This is a global sport and we have such an opportunity and responsibility to be leaders of change."

Toto Wolff