Wolff gets a retort: 'If you don't like that, leave'

15-10-2021 08:44 | Updated: 15-10-2021 11:53
by GPblog.com
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Wolff gets a retort: 'If you don't like that, leave'

Many teams have complained about the number of races on the Formula 1 calendar. According to Toto Wolff, it is gruelling for his staff, but Franz Tost doesn't agree with this and has stated that dissatisfied people can easily leave the sport.

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The Formula 1 calendar has become increasingly full over the years and that has led to an increased workload. More and more teams are complaining about the overcrowded calendar and the lack of measures to relieve employees. However, the team boss of AlphaTauri thinks it's a lot of whining.

"We are above all a racing team, they should all be happy that they get to go to as many races as possible. Of course we take good care of our staff. For example, after a race weekend the mechanics have three or four days off where they can stay at home. Besides that PR, marketing and all those other people who work at the circuit also have a few days off after a race weekend", says Tost at Motorsport.com.

Clarity at AlphaTauri

"For engineers it's a bit trickier, but if I remember correctly in the past they also had to go on to test sessions after a race weekend which meant they had to work there as well."

So while it may be a little tougher for those engineers, Tost's employees need not complain. "I think we should all be happy that we are in the position of working in Formula 1 and that there are 23 races being organised. If you don't like that, leave", the Austrian concluded.

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