In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Wolff has revealed that he just lately agreed together with his fellow shareholders to a brand new deal to stay on the helm on the squad till at the least the tip of 2026.
The three events concerned, Wolff, INEOS proprietor Jim Ratcliffe and Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kallenius, have agreed that the easiest way ahead is to make sure that the administration of the F1 squad is secure because it bids to get again to the entrance of F1.
Talking concerning the scenario, Wolff, who owns 33% of the group, stated: “I believe a very powerful factor between the three of us is that we belief one another.
“On the finish of the day, as a shareholder myself, I need the perfect return on funding. And the perfect return on funding is successful.
“I am not going to attempt to hold on to a place that I believe anyone goes to do higher than me. I guarantee that I’ve individuals round who can inform me in any other case. Ultimately the three of us determined: ‘Let’s do it once more’.”
Mercedes’ lack of success over the previous season, the place it has taken only one victory whereas rival Crimson Bull has grabbed back-to-back title glory, prompted discuss that Wolff could possibly be below stress to maintain his job if there was not a turnaround within the group’s fortunes.
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However he insists that his future may have nothing to do with what the group delivers on monitor, as a result of there isn’t a efficiency clause within the contract.
“I’ve by no means had a efficiency clause,” he stated. “You both belief one another or you do not. And we’re aligned as shareholders.”
Wolff thinks the most important threat for him is definitely discovering motivation to proceed if success was straightforward, somewhat than getting pissed off and strolling away if issues didn’t enhance.
“I am a part of this group in varied capabilities,” he added. “I am a co-shareholder. I am on the board. These are issues which won’t change no matter government, or non-executive, position I’ve. However I really feel good.
“The chance for me is at all times extra bore-out than burnout. And that is why I embrace the challenges we now have immediately, despite the fact that they often really feel very, very troublesome to handle.”