Wolff: "Don't want to talk about the best moment" of 2019

10-12-2019 14:59
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
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Wolff: Don't want to talk about the best moment of 2019

Off the back of a record-breaking season with Mercedes, in which they won their sixth consecutive double championship, team principal Toto Wolff still refuses to pick out a favourite moment of the year, as everything is overshadowed by the passing of Niki Lauda in May.

Winning 15 of the 21 races in 2019, the Silver Arrows have completed another dominant year in Formula 1, with Lewis Hamilton winning 11 Grands Prix and Valtteri Bottas adding four more.

However, in the week leading up to the Monaco Grand Prix back in May, news broke of Lauda's tragic passing, with the Mercedes advisor failing to recover from illness after having a lung transplant in the summer of 2018.

Lauda played an integral part in Mercedes' success in the turbo-hybrid era, and the tragic news caused devastation throughout the world of F1.

"I don't want to talk about the best moment because of the overshadowing occasion of Niki's death," Wolff told Motorsport-Total.com when asked what his favourite moment was in 2019.

"That's an important subject for us this year. All of the other things fade away because of it."

Still, the Austrian doesn't mean he hasn't appreciated all the silverware that's been won this year by his side.

"We're very thankful for winning the championship, but this moment just overshadows everything else."

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