F1 News

Wolff accuses team bosses of 'insincerity and political games'

Wolff accuses team bosses of 'insincerity and political games'

19 June - 10:15 Last update: 11:37
106 Comments

GPblog.com

Toto Wolff accuses "pathetic" rivals of "insincerity and political games. The FIA announced on Thursday that they want to intervene to address the porpoising problem, but the idea seems to be facing increasing opposition from Formula One teams.

The ground effect is back in Formula 1 in 2022 for the first time since the 1980s and with it come the porpoising problems. Mercedes seems to have been hit hardest by the problems of a bouncing car, to the dismay of team boss Wolff. The FIA has indicated it will intervene to curb the problems, but this idea is receiving increasing opposition from several teams. Red Bull Racing advisor Helmut Marko and AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost, for example, have already made it known that they are against FIA intervention.

Wolff against the rest

According to The Race Wolff expressed his displeasure towards his fellow team bosses in a meeting about porpoising. According to the Austrian, the situation is getting out of hand. "All drivers, at least one in every team, have said that they were in pain after Baku, that they had difficulty in keeping the car on track."

"And team principals trying to manipulate what is being said in order to keep the competitive advantage," says Wolff. According to the 50-year-old team boss, 'political games' are being played now that the FIA wants to come up with a quick solution. Wolff says his competitors are being 'disingenuous'.

Video player

More videos