Williams F1 Executive Director Toto Wolff Leaves for Mercedes
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Team boss, Frank Williams said: "I would like to thank Toto for his hard work, dedication and commitment to the team during his time as one of our executive directors [ . . . ] He was a key support to me in this role last season, deputising at a number of races when I was unable to attend. However, positions such as the one offered to him by Mercedes do not come around often [ . . . ] Toto has a long history with them and I certainly was not going to stand in the way of him accepting this once in a lifetime opportunity."
Williams added that while they may be well-acquainted, and quite close, that will not make a difference on the racetrack: "Toto will retain his shareholding in Williams and will always have a place at Grove but make no mistake; we will fight him hard on the race track! [ . . . ] I am sure he will be a strong asset for Mercedes and on behalf of the whole team I would like to wish him the best of luck in his new role."
He leaves the team as it gets ready for their first test session of the season, which is actually the second one of the season, as they will be missing out on the first one, due to the fact that their 2013 FW35 car is not yet ready.
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