19 Burst results for "Toto Wolf"
"toto wolff" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Because one of the really upsetting things that I've seen is that people are now talking about not going to races because of this behavior. To attend races because they're afraid. And I don't, to be honest, if I read all these stories and I was thinking about going to the ostrich Grand Prix, I'd probably swerve it. Nobody deserves to turn up to a sporting event and fear being harassed. It doesn't matter what form of harassment we're talking about either, whether that's sexist, racist, homophobic, doesn't matter. Everybody has a right to be there as a fan and enjoy their time there. They've paid a lot of money for that ticket and it should be one of the most kind of collective experiences is to go to a sporting event and experience it among other fans, like all of my memories of going to a fron Grand Prix, are that it's a massive and welcoming community and I think there needs to be real action taken. And there are things that I think F one can do. But it's also, I think, what this points to is that us as a collective also have and I'm not just talking about it as a collective as a media outlet and talking about it like we are in this podcast. But just as human beings, we can all take action to try and alleviate these situations because there are a bunch of loud obnoxious ignorant people that are trying to ruin it for the majority, but we are a majority. So if we turn around and say that behavior doesn't have a place in Formula One, if we're talking about the microcosm of Formula One, then people need to feel empowered to do that and they also need to know that the people like F one or the circuit promoters will also offer them outlets or resources in order to give people a safe and very clear way of knowing that that behavior will get looked into if they're going to make the brave point of trying to step in or help that person that's being harassed. So there's a lot that I think that F one, the FIA, the circuit promoter, need to move away from this weekend now and have a look at what's going on. Because again, it's not just the examples are around sexual harassment, but there's also words of homophobia and racism as a collective like discrimination doesn't belong in F one. If they really do mean we race as one, then they need to show that they are committed to that. And I've got to say, Jess as well, for you putting yourself out there and saying that as well. It is brave, because we get the criticism that all your pro Hamilton, your anti max, and raising that, I have no doubt, some fans won't understand what you've just said, but there is an amazing brave point you made there Jess Alex, what are your thoughts? First of all, I'd like to echo what Megan said about the Red Bull ring itself. It's genuinely the nicest track I've ever been to in terms of location. It's absolutely stunning, certainly. There's lots to get into here. And none of it, not a lot of good, really. Let's face it. I mean, there was the whole like the driver's being booed, that happened at Silverstone as well, the Mercedes cars being sort of cheered as they crashed, and I think there's a few there's a few things there. To a certain degree, this is entertainment. You kind of, if you're going to have that sort of fact that you've got to expect that fans are going to have a reaction and also if your fans cheering, a rival car crashing, I take the point, of course, they can be shocking accidents and serious injury risk, but I think that someone's jeering that a bit of shard and Freud and then immediately go, oh, actually a bit worried about that driving. These people, these people aren't evil in that moment, but that's the one side because the issues that have been outlined about what some of the fans were doing at the Red Bull ring. It's just appalling and a borrowing and I think Jess and Meghan have spoken very well on this. And Jesse's right F one needs to make some real action. It does a lot of this. A lot of these statements, you know, lessons are going to be learned. We're going to talk with the promoter, things like that. Well, what I got an email from the Red Bull ring and there's a media communications team putting out a press release about what a successful event it was. Not a single mention of these problems, not a single, we're aware of these issues. And I was so annoyed about it. I replied back immediately. It's my day off. As you guys know, I've been suffering from the delights of COVID since the British Grand Prix. But I responded, and I was just like, I'm surprised to see this. Can you please clarify all these points and give me an official comment? Because I think that's just outrageous. It's a really serious issue, and I'm shocked that in your press release where if F one's going to try and get away with box sticking or things like that just with its statement, not saying that it will do that. It has just put a release statement in the past, right? For the circuit itself to not even bother doing that, he's pretty shocking. Max Verstappen has condemned the harassment, reported by spectators in strongest terms Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told abusive fans to stay at home. Lewis Hamilton calling any abuse from fans disgusting and yes, in football, they can identify those people. It's a smaller physical ground, but CCTV will identify people and give them a ban. Some of those a lifetime ban from football. Now they'll be listeners of this podcast of a certain age, maybe I am a certain age. Who don't remember how 30 years ago at some grounds you would not take your kids to football. Like you would not. Some people wouldn't even go to a football game, right? Because it was an excuse for rival gangs or groups of fans to get drunk and have a fight. Oh, and there's also a game on. And football has completely cleaned itself up and still has lots of work to go in homophobia and racism, but don't get me wrong. Football's come really long way. And I'm heartbroken that a sport we all love and everyone listening to this podcast absolutely adores is facing these issues. I'll give the final word to Meghan because you were there. And then we'll move on and out listeners can contact us. I'll give you the email address in a minute, Megan. Yeah, thanks, Martin. I just kind of wanted to clarify what I said before, an echo what Jess said. I'm not saying that this was Dutch fans. I'm saying that it was a small minority of fans wearing Max Verstappen t-shirts. So I just don't want to make it sound like I'm having a go at all Dutch fans or having a go at all Max Verstappen fans or kind of making blanket assumptions about people's behavior based on what driver they support because I think that that's a really bad thing to do. I'm only speaking from what I saw today.
"toto wolff" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"Mercedes is also a car manufacturer, so they have their own factory. They make their own engines. Some other teams will buy Mercedes engines, some of the 20 teams are customers of Mercedes. So it's a big, it's a big power play to be able to supply engines to lesser teams. Here you go. Peasants and side cash. Bret and I were talking about how it's a great side hustle. You're like, we're just going to make two or $300 million. Yeah, I just real quick. They don't know how to build it. So, you know, it's not going to affect our win. Yeah. But they can have it if they want. But if they would have given it just pops racer, Speed Racer would have had the best car in the greatest, the greatest. Reverse engineered it. And so wait, so this guy Toto Wolff toto. I know. What a name toto. Is an Austrian billionaire motor sport? Executive investor and former racing driver..
"toto wolff" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"On auto sport dot com this week about people already asking Sebastian about contract situations. Yeah, so his contract time for Sebastian obviously given his age ultimately and where he wants to be in his life. It's a bit of a crossroads moment. And he's ultimately putting it down to it's always been about this Aston Martin project and leading them to the front and he's always saying it is something that he relished in this sort of part of his formula and career, but ultimately time isn't really on his side, particularly. And he feels so if there's not a sufficient progress this year, given the resources and everything that's going behind the team and behind the scenes. It might not be the right call for him to continue with it. But yeah, it was a long way to go. Like you say, days like this could swing back the positive momentum. The car still will be honest, yeah, like you say, wasn't Q three guaranteed and like you say, with conditions are getting drier, I think it's going to be a tough ass for stay in the top ten for the rest of the weekend, but you never know. And developments could come and that car could get turned around in the same way that basically any car on the grid can still turn it around. But we'll see. The decision will come over the coming months and he's got a lot of races to get through to sort of judge it. But also jazz it within himself is this challenge that he still wants, is he still hungry for it. He's obviously got a lot of more interests in the wider world. So yes, it's to be seen, but I think all Formula One fans hope Sebastian Vettel hangs around at least for a few more seasons. He's a good person to have in the paddock. He's obviously a very important member of the former on drivers group as well as the directors and the Grand Prix drivers association and obviously one of the senior heads alongside sort of people like Alonso and Hamilton. But yeah, we'll sort of see as the time goes. What he fancy is doing because unless super slot opens up and it's only for him at one of the teams at the front wheel, which looks unlikely, let's be honest. He hasn't really got many options that will probably be better. So it's not as if he'd look elsewhere. So it's Aston Martin or all that. Really? In a polite way. I do mean that in a January sort of nice. No, no, no, but it's true. It's true of any elite sports person. Do you do a Rosberg and quit while you're ahead? Or it has the reason that you've been so successful in your career, that mental strength that you are so good. Lead you to do a Raikkonen. I don't know, Raikkonen's motivation for staying in Formula One, but just apart from just being Kimmy. But to be a Vettel are an Alonso in machinery that is not going to put you on the top step of the podium. It is kind of heartbreaking as a fan. Of those amazing drivers to see them not have the machinery to do what they're capable of. And when do they call it a day and Wendy just keep driving in cars that are not going to do your career at the service, but that's a whole different podcast, right? Final couple of minutes. Russell and Hamilton out in Q two, as you've mentioned, rain arriving in Toto Wolff though saying the bouncing was so bad, even in when the conditions were more dry. It even broke one of these floor stays. And that's not easy to do. Although total saying, actually, it's tire warm up, which is the main source of their time deficit to the front. FP one, I've not got my notes in front of me, but it was like 5, was it 5 seconds off the pace in FP one and just not good. It wasn't hooked up in that session. Both cars out in Q two, they're worst qualifying in ten years since 2012. After what kind of coverage are we running from what George and Hamilton are saying, I just read a couple of bits and all the sport dot com where Hamilton seems more dejected than I've read the quotes, but I've not seen how he said that, but just the words he just said. Yeah, his reaction in general comments, feedback, and body language in the way he was acting post quality was a very dejected, very frustrated driver and to be expected really. He doesn't want to be qualifying in 13th place and down the grid again. He knows the situation that Mercedes is currently in with their car and general performance at the moment. But I think he is starting to show the frustrations now of they're trying to do everything they can, but at the moment they're just the fixes are not there. And like you say, it's definitely a sort of a vicious circle in terms of if they don't have the down force on the car because of the porpoising, then they have issues with tyre warm up and tyre sort of control and therefore they need more down force, but they need to lower the car, but they got pulp and that damage is literally ripping the car to pieces as we heard with Russell losing one of the floor stays, which is like a very there's a lot of force going through there. So it still feels like the car has huge potential. But these issues that sort of circle around each other and just there's this very much just spiral feeling that they need to fix that stop that cycle and then.
"toto wolff" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"That's really big for him in terms of belief. I think Nadal had changed this is mutton and a battle over his observation, but he had changed his technique a little bit. He was hitting the forehand later in order to change the sort of torsion in his upper body, which ones pointed out by one of the greatest players of all time. Was very obvious to me, but obviously in a million years I'd never have spotted it. Without it being without it being pointed out by her, it is all going to make one heck of an episode of serve to survive or whatever it'll be called on Netflix. I was sat below. I just came up with that actually. I was sat below the tailor for its player box for that match. And at the risk of sounding like stefanos, it's a pass. I think I'm going to be on Netflix. Because Netflix camera trained on them the whole time. And you can just imagine how that storytelling is going to go, isn't it? I mean, Taylor Fritz injured his ankle in his semifinal against Rublev and then that was on Saturday. So only 24 hours rest, he comes out Sunday morning for a hit. And he screams out in agony, said it was the worst pain he's ever felt. Curtails that practice after 5 minutes, gets it all taped up, comes out and practices again at two 15, everyone's speculating at about what time exactly Taylor Fritz is going to pull out of the biggest match of his life. I had speculation that Ben Stiller might be called upon to play an exhibition in order to please the crowd, which was not a prospect I was looking forward to. And then out they come and as you comment, I'm not throwing you under the bus here, David, because I thought exactly the same, but you said Taylor Fritz looks sad. He did. I did so sorry for him. He looked. When he went three love up a few minutes later, I thought I remember thinking. It was bizarre. No, I really believe it was sadness. Yeah, I mean, he did not expect to be competitive out there today. He said, I don't know what happened, but my ankle felt okay. He said I've got an MRI booked for tomorrow. There's a big chance I'll be paying for it. I don't know about Miami all I can tell you is my ankle was okay for the two hours of that much today and I can't explain why. But honestly, if you were trying to script an episode of the Netflix show, you couldn't, you couldn't do much better. I wonder what they'll I wonder what they'll call it. I just watched an episode of drive to survive, which had the name dances with wolf. In reference to Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team principal, so I hope, I don't know. Answers on a postcard if you can come up with the name of this Netflix episode because it's definitely getting an episode. And like Stefano sits a pass, I think I'll be in it. This is Fritz's thing. Is it his trademark sort of miraculous comeback? Because he's the guy who had meniscus surgery and three weeks later was winning matches at Wimbledon. And now he's experiencing worst pain of his life, hours later, he's beating the doll in a final. Yeah, and he's got this extraordinary deciding set tiebreak record. Obviously he didn't need that in the final, but you unearthed this that meant that it all levels, he's won 19 out of 22 deciding set tiebreaks. And when I when I dropped that stat bomb on Martina on air, thanks very much, Matt. The face she made, I've never felt so good about myself. She was she was a impressed by the statin B impressed by Taylor Fritz. She said, wow, that tells me something about him that I didn't know. That does not happen by accident. That tells you something about Taylor Fritz. And I wonder whether at 4.5 mini breakdown in that tiebreak, that's where it comes into play. This inner belief is in a steel that he doesn't jerk when he's facing down a challenge like that. And I mean, just to talk very briefly about his game as well. I mean, got to see a lot of it this week because he went all the way and he was on the big matches, got to see how explosive he's made that forehand. I mean, he's looking to take people out. There was I think the first pretty much the first game he played against Andre Rublev. Hits the ball. He hit one forehand that smashed into the tape. That had the crowd laughing at it because it was just so dismissive of Rublev's power. It was kind of, I don't care where this goes, I'm gonna hit it as hard as I can, and he's got a thunder crack of a shot on that forehand. And when you had him after that match, chatting away Catherine with you guys, he was very defensive and protective about his own backhand because there was some reference about how good his forearm was, and he was like, well, I like, I like my backhand, actually. And when you watch that back and up against the Dow, cross court forehand, and the damage that shot does to everybody else or so many other people. And that backhand was standing up to it, comfortably. He was taking them on the rise. He was just swishing them cross court back, or he could turn it down the line. It's such a clean hit. And yeah, I really, really enjoyed watching the guy. It's fantastic. And I noticed as well, he said about when he turned, he was feeling the ankle in that patty. He said, I was trying to act tough so that people and he said, people were thinking that I'm maybe exaggerating this because of how much I screamed out. But I was actually trying to act tough. And not scream out. So goodness knows, I didn't read the press current transcript, but I was thinking, you know, I wonder whether he's had a major cortisone shot or something like that, that, as he says when it wears off, forget Miami. No chance, but I can get through two hours. And thanks to a very strange glitch in the ATP rankings, he briefly made his top ten debut this morning, because the ATP accidentally counted all the Indian Wells points twice. So he went up all the way to number 8 in the rankings this morning, but actually he is number 13 and he still has to wait to make his top ten debut, but I thought that was quite amusing. Very music. What about Nadal? I mean, the story of his run to the final from when we last spoke Marty played curios and he didn't lose to curios, as I said he would. So lots of people have been reminding me of this. But it was the usual, wasn't it, really, a very up and down emotional match. Curios was absolutely brilliant for an hour. And then he lost his mind a few times and behaved pretty badly at times and then he behaved absolutely abominably after match point because he smashed his racket into the ground. It was unintentional that it flew off and nearly hit a ball kid in the face, the kid actually had to move a step in order for it to avoid hitting him a real rate. And when that eventually surfaced on social media, curios addressed it, set up some sort of meeting with the kit, videotaped it, and put it out on social media to show himself giving the kids a racket. Which was his attempt in an apology. But Nadal's performance, it's not like he was managing all of these situations. And then he ends up playing against.
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"He's been able to work with be around how much he commenced these athletes man. I just think that's that's kinda unique insight and he loves working with difficult people. And i think that's one of the reasons he. He likes the environment of formula one. It's constantly challenging him questioning his assumptions. Making sure he's reinventing himself staying on his toes And so thinking about like staying on your toes ren- reinventing yourself thinking about that for others right like when you're working with others and asked do you think it's necessary to push yourself to the edge to be a high performer. And he's absolutely absolutely i think. Why can someone push himself or herself to these edges taft failure and cope with it and stand up and become stronger. Drive car in the edge risking your life because unfortunately unfortunately today you don't see this through the cameras anymore. But it's really risking your life and you go get up in the morning train day push yourself to the limits. Have the discipline in your daily activities in nutrition and training and sleeping finding out how you function best in constant pressure against being measured with your peers. You know that is real real skill and it's a combination of nature nurture but there are only a handful of boats and that is the reason. Wow right like oh man he talks about like what that all encapsulates and i think that just so good another thing. He thinks about away he views. Things is very similar to to ray values. I know we. We mentioned a little bit earlier and so toto's failure. Plus reflection equals progress and dallies is plain paint. Plus reflection equals progress and he understands right like failure is a necessary component. If and only if you use that to reflect on it to understand what went wrong how you can get better what you did. Well that leads to progress. I would i wish this was a mindset and understanding. That was instilled in us earlier. Right like failures necessary if and only if you use that to learn and that leads to progress and with those failures that requires brutal honestly right like that reflection process process so many times we we might get lucky in life or an outcome is lucky and the process was actually completely flawed right like we made the wrong decision and just happened to work out and so he says i'm brutally honest myself every day in the evening looking in the mir wash my face brush my teeth. I judge myself and i say how i today. Where do you think there's room for improvement. And i would look at the positive in the same way. I look at the negatives so crucial right like not only looking at the positives the negatives where can you improve. What could you do better in which is awesome. And and here's another quote kind of shed some light on this and he says it has probably been part of my upbringing. A we expect the worse. There are no pre positive surprises. There's only the risk of failure and that is something that has followed me all my life. he understands that failure is always right there. It's always right there so close. Things can change so quickly and he understands that and so then he was asked. What is failure for you and he says. I think that little failures happened throughout your whole life but my concept is that at the end when someone all up. It should be a success. It's not about trying to grab every bit of success on your way. It's about long term success. It's about adding up all the dots..
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"Oh my gosh so crucial. You study anyone throughout history who's a achieve success. The long-term alison. I think often about. Napoleon hill wrote this early. Nineteen hundreds when talking to people like andrew carnegie and he studied three hundred the most successful people and the way he worded that everyone had a definite purpose in life told us the same way right like what are you going after you need to know that Because once you know that then you'll be able to overcome anything. Dr michael javale said on the show if if purpose is bigger than pain purpose wins but if pain is bigger than purpose than pain wins. So how big's your purpose. what are you going after. And so he does this He gets a clear in his mind. He has those those targets those benchmarks and so he says if you hit the right targets is the targets that are achievable because you shouldn't set targets. That aren't achievable because you'll make yourself frustrated. You need to set them high. And you need to develop a blueprint of your target. And i think you can really imagine how it feels to achieve that target you will initiate all the right steps in order achieve that target. Oh my gosh. This hits on so many important things that people don't always think about they think about like all right. What's my goal while he's reverted revisiting. These goals every single day. He's thinking about it he's visualizing he says you have to feel or how it feels to achieve that target like the internal bodily emotions that achieving something. It does something totally different to you. And i think that's just so important to be able to do that. And obviously the keys externalised the goals and he actually writes them on a piece of paper both hit his personal in his business goals. And so he's he's not necessarily always pointed out nonstop but over the year. You'd be surprised how many times that you're pulling a piece of paper out and understanding what your goals are in life both both public are private and then also the business wants and he thinks that's important..
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"To take some time awesome so insightful. It's something i try to do something that's really important. I think if you study anyone anyone who's achieved success long-term they do this but it's also great to hear about the other people in the organization. Not only that they are capable which is important that they'll carry the ball or you but they actually are saying you know what take this time. It's important they understand the importance to. It's not just something that total understands. Everyone does and one of the things that we need to do. Is we need to switch off when you recharge. And this is really insightful and todo says Staring at a screen sucks. His energy is not good for him. I'm actually the same way. It's reason i actually about two years ago. Maybe you're and a half ago stopped going on instagram And toto says he loves long airplane flights because he can sit there for ten plus hours just staring at the ceiling and thinking he. He enjoys reading finance books that give him a different perspective. He enjoys spending time with intelligent people who can learn and develop Or he kindle developed from and he thinks developing a new understanding from someone is much more interesting than staring at someone's instagram post He says he's not interested at looking at someone else's life. Wow you think about the number of unique insights that he does here to to recharge. I can just there for ten plus hours stare at the skilling thinking first of thinking time is is so important and he even says. I had twenty hour journey back from australia. I haven't listened to a single song. I haven't watched a single movie. I haven't read a single page in a book. I've just been there with myself and wrote down notes. i think it's competitive advantage. If you look at all the distractions that were having every day. Today you can see an airport lounge that people that have a minute of peace. They grab their phone. They look at social media. They flip through some pictures rather than just thinking. I've been saying to my teenage kids. Don't distract yourself with something that doesn't bring you anything of course looking at a couple of instagram. Pictures of your friends is good fun but we lack the time for reflection. I encourage everybody on the campus here to take a walk. You don't see that in the camera but take a walk out there rather than surf the internet. I put my feet on the table. And i look outside and people come and say. Do you have a minute. And i say no. I'm busy with all these things flying at us everyday with all these channels that distract us that will be a crucial competitive advantage in the future being able to activate that thing rather than stimulating it with external channels. Oh man this is so good right like he understands the drain on time on energy when we quickly just jump back and forth from things..
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"And i'm assuming there there's plenty people listening like nope. Well you know. That's like an intangible. And i'm not gonna lie like we we can be in the room with someone and just be like. Wow that person that woman that guy they have it like just have it. It's an intangible. And i actually liked that he highlights this and it's a big factor for him and at the same time though We have to understand when we can be laid or astray in hiring practices and he definitely has and the organization actually made a mistake. He says we often look too much to some of those credentials. Like what school did you graduate from. And this is actually like really important to toto. And so today's actually really pushing hard for diversity within the team and looking for diversity of opinion. That's the key thing here. Diversity of thought and opinion and they actually have a a new stem education program for children that never had access to stem education. So hopefully they can. They can get involved in formula one in that way and what ended up happening actually is when they were talking about some of these things right like all of a sudden looked too much to credentials in todo says to the teen goes. You never would have hired me. He he'd never had any of those credentials. He wasn't the student the student that they would look for. He wouldn't have graduated from top universities. I mean he didn't graduate from top universities and so you have to understand that That you obviously are are looking for the best people. But so much is diversity of thought. i think this is so important and so i just love that highlights this so what are what are the three non-negotiables that the people around him within the organization must buy into and he says the three are number one never lie never to don't bullshit me number three. Be authentic with all your weaknesses and strengths. Because even your weaknesses can contribute all..
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"This isn't done overnight. And he says. I think when you would ask the people that work with me they would say. I'm impatient because i want things to change now. I'm exercising pressure to the point. Where i think it's helpful and not beyond i get on with these. I want to solve a problem. I pick up the phone. There's no postponement of any action. All pause there. There's no postponement of any action right like we need a bias for action. I just think that's great. He goes on to say but on the other side. Life has proven to me that sometimes the things that you want to achieve also need patience. And i enjoy that. Wow right like too often. We're we're stuck in one of those go go go mentalities and trying to be productive for productivity sake and i think it's so crucial the mental model. I think throughs slow down to speed up and when we can kind of step back analyze things from a higher perspective in the long run we actually ended up going faster and i just think that's so crucial. I love how he highlights here and he understands that self-discipline being built up over time. That's just gonna continue to go to compound and toto as i'm sure you can imagine really focuses on the process. And he says we have this concept of the day we fail is the day that our competitors will regret because you come away from a racing. Why the hell did we win. Everybody is in mood of satisfaction when you win. Of course you analyze you. Look at things but you've done a good job. The car is good. Everybody has worked. But when you lose you go away and say why the heck did we lose what went wrong. And you analyze in much more depth and because our hamster will run so fast there's one race after the other. Jv pretty quick with that so our meetings on monday. The debrief is pretty straightforward. And what i tried to put in many years ago was that leaders need to be able to come out with what they did wrong and only then the organization. We learned that. It's actually true that we are never blaming the person but the process where we need to optimize. And it's still something that i just had situation today where i realized that someone didn't.
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"Dollars with no revenue Something must be wrong and so what he actually did at time. Without eureka moment is he sold nine of his venture firms other investments and two months later. What happened well. The dot com bubble burst. Handed is pretty remarkable that he was able to see something really questioned. Something's from from first principles and then actually have the courage and conviction to exit those trades. And i just thought was remarkable. Relief shows who he is not only in terms of character with courage but also how intelligent he is so we were talking earlier how he was able to jump from motor sports to entrepreneurship investing and then also backed motorsports and he was asked. You see yourself as an entrepreneur or do you see yourself in a different way now just before we rediscovered. Just think about it. He's the most successful formula one team principal of all time. And this is what he says. No i see myself as an entrepreneur. That's what i've done for over twenty years. But i've reinvented myself twice. I had an investment background and an investment firm. I was somehow lucky enough to be able to combine the two worlds by being an investor in racing team combining the sporting side with the entrepreneurial side and the financial side. Wow right like he has that insight. Like lemme combine these things that i love which remarkable and so in two thousand thirteen. He was actually able to combine these two passions and so when he left his executive director position at williams which is another race team. He became the managing partner at mercedes and with this move. He actually took a thirty percent stake within the company which is just remarkable and one of the things that i love about. Todos we ask how you think about success and he says for me. It's very easy. It's about winning formula one world championships. Hurry like there's so many people that they're striving for these small things right like we want to finish on the podium in one racer we want to win the race and he nope not for toto. Its winning formula one world championships. He's striving for the top. And why not really gonna dream dream big and to to show what that's like for him when he's at his best he says it doesn't feel so good actually because i'm already thinking about the next challenge. Which as life concept is not great. Because he doesn't make you cherish today a lot because it's it's about time to celebrate or time to acknowledge achievement. This get decision kicks in about the next challenge ahead man talk about like that. That drive to succeed always pushing forward now. I'm not necessarily saying that's the best approach right. You've kind of hate to go through life and never be able to enjoy the moments but it just gives you further insights into what type of competitor he is and who he is. And so we're we're gonna dive into his first day at mercedes and he's got this great story that that i really think shops into the environment he was going into and then how he's able to respond so he says. The first day i walked in. I went arrived. Reception sat down in reception and it didn't look like a formula one team..
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"Look back or we're looking back on todo he he says i cannot answer that question. I think the code or trace back. How all that happened is difficult for yourself. And it's not something. I don't see myself at that stage my life it's kind of the time in entrepreneurial life. I'm sportsman where your first career ends at thirty five. So total was asked how he can decode He goes from having who's suffering terminal illness to one of the most successful people in formula one and he actually says you can't code that you can't look back he says i don't see myself the stage of my life as somebody that has been successful. I mean wow so he. He's the most successful formula one team principal of all time. And he's basically saying he doesn't see himself as successful at that time and so it's just that mindset. I see this lot. And other sports coaches. I think nick saban at alabama and you can see. There's right like at the press conference after winning a championship. He's saying he's gonna enjoy tonight but next day he he's completely focused on the next season. And so i think it's really important to develop to cultivate that mindset And so we want to talk about. How toto i got into racing. And he got involved in motor sports at the age of seventeen he saw friend compete over germany and he thought that was so cool and so he decided to to start racing in doing that but he had this. Eureka moment A few years in when the driver in front of him with sliding the car on the front wheels on the exit and a natural reaction to compensate for what you're having there is over steel oversteer and he realized that his technical skills wouldn't take him to the next level and that moment never left him and he actually realized he would never be the greatest of all time doing that so he decided to actually leave after dropping out of the university. He found one of the earliest tech focus venture capital firms in europe And so he actually in in the late nineteen nineties early. Two thousand right around the dot com bubble. He started making a lot of investments..
"toto wolff" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"Responsible for the most successful formula one team of all time. But he's not just about formula one he's invested in many star technologies he's an exceptional investor. And that's actually how. He started his career initially. And when i think of toto i think this like phoenix rise from the ash and he went through incredible trauma growing up. And it's remarkable what he's been able to achieve so i'm going to start off with two quotes that i just love. It gives such insights into todo and the first is how you cope. Behave in moments of failure is in my opinion. The way you see right into the soul of somebody talk about intensity from someone that just speaks to toto right there and another one is. There is no silver bullet. No simpler answer to come up and the concept of life. Generally you read all these inspirational quotes on instagram. You're like wow. I liked that one. And i'm going to take that on board but there are many nuances and there so much more than just a quote and there's just much more than black and white. Every situation is different. Every environment is different. You just need to have constant reflection of what's happening around you. you have to be mindful. You have to realize the dynamics within yourself dynamics within the group that is around yourself and the group of individuals that are responsible for making you look good are the ones that provide the performance the team. That is very important while talk to insights with these quotes into toto In what i love is he understands his messy and everything's not black and white. There's a lot of challenging opportunities in moments that we face and so i just thought it was a great place to start an another quote. He has mike experience with high performing individuals. That very last percentage of high performers is that they either suffered trauma or humiliation or both because what would justify developing that above average drive ambition. And so this isn't one necessarily agree with i..
"toto wolff" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Join the team in two thousand. Twenty two on a multi. Year deal this one's gonna be news. This is absolutely news in fact this has been a little bit predicted. There had been a lot of chatter in rumors that he was going to offer male right up until the last moment. I didn't believe it. Thou jury came to mercedes from williams. Williams has a mercedes engine. Toto wolff has a very strong relationship with williams team going back to when he was a partial owner of the organization and had said one of his priorities was going to be taking care of valerie in these upcoming years. I just always thought at the end of the day williams is gonna take boundaries. Their second driver. That's that's gonna be the guy. So i was still even despite all the rumors a little bit shocked to hear it absorbed. I think but i will be interested to see that being said it kind of fits with alpha males strategy not just swapping one finish guy for another but swapping a you know a kind of an elder statesman of the sport a guy who's been near the very top of the grid ito So that guy can come in and hopefully be a steady hand for the team help with development. Hopefully help maybe Shepherd along a younger driver. That's what they're hoping to get out of. Botas simpler what they've gotten out of rugged you mentioned in earlier he's going to be there number one guy sure seems like what do you expect from him as a lead driver on a lesser team. I think it's tough. Alpha male is in a really tough position right now. A i'm not convinced that they're going to be meaningfully more competitive than they were in this year. They don't feel like they have a lot of momentum going into so. I do think this is going to be a challenge for valerie. Back in the midfield scrapping. Despite what he did it monza in all brian overtaking we saw he actually from times from time to time has struggled when he found himself stuck in the middle of the grid. Even in a mercedes car So i think that's going to be all the more challenging in an alpha. I you Veltri cracks me up. But i i'm not super bullish on the idea that he's just gonna crush it in that seat so i'm not mistaken. You drive an alfa romeo. Now don't you. You're gonna get a battery sat or something like that. I guess i guess. I gotta be get a new favorite fan now yet. Totally botas guy over. There are third headline also from formula. One dot com mercedes announced. George russell will partner lewis hamilton in twenty twenty two. This is sort of news. Everybody expected to come. Is this the best possible. Pairing and formula one grade firmer. Sadi's it's definitely the best possible pairing and is it just period point blank. The strongest driver do on the grid. You probably yeah george. Russell is an exceptional talent. Guy looks to be among the kind of the next generation of top your talents with hamilton. You're talking about a guy who many considered the greatest driver of all time I think this is going to be it just electric to watch. It's going to be so fascinating to see what russell can do in a mercedes is going to be wild to watch. The team dynamics play out and see to what degree they try to make russell into a number to what degree does or doesn't accept that. And how hamilton continues to play or if he will play games inside the paddock with his partner. Because i that hamilton at times has been very difficult driver to be teammates with russell as a young guy has existed in those sorts of environments to date. So i it's gonna be really fascinating. I think it's going to be a real trial by fire for russell but we're also definitely gonna see him on the top step sometime next year. Do you think that he'll win. A world championship with mercedes. Russell i think so. Yeah do do you think like hamilton will take his experiences being a teammate to fernando alonzo when he was a really young guy and say. I don't want it to be like that. I want our team to be a little bit more less tension You know working together and then handing off the torch eventually. Honestly i don't i gambled gabaldon is in this sport to win. I think that he fully intends to.
"toto wolff" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"I can't participate in this segment. You know, it's funny. We came back from break and I thought, wait. No update. Oh, this isn't the eight o'clock segment this kind of well run time for the eight o'clock segment. Does that count? Yeah, We're just very It doesn't count for that. All right, And I'm going to need to figure out stream yard here, so this could be very complicated for me. Yeah. Yeah, Greatest as you notice the other day during the round table. I'm not really that good when it comes to technology, you know, I thought you was your great segment you had on the round table. You, uh you didn't say anything wrong? No, I sure didn't, right. Yeah, I didn't make any bad points. No, I was just just Yeah. Great day. Definitely. It could have been me. I mean, I got the actually I got the picture to work. We just couldn't get the audio to work. And it was just a big mess. And But you sounded like you. I mean, I saw you you were doing a good job. So I'm lining up stream yard. Look, it worked. I'm lining up stream yard for pick the bills. So a, uh it works and be I can see you during the segment. Perfect because I want to make want to see your facial expressions during some wearing a Daniel Riccardo hoodie, are you really? Yeah. Hoodie and shorts today. I assume Odeon shorts today. Yeah, Daniel. Very nice. By the way, uh, They're going to investigate the Hamilton Verstappen incident. Just so you know, what are they going to investigators? Are they going to investigate that? Max didn't check on Lewis to see if he's okay, because that's he didn't contract. Yeah, that's right. He walked out of that car and he walked away. Faster cars sitting on top of Lewis Hamilton don't even say like, Yo. You all right? Right? They walked away. His car literally drove over the top of Lewis Hamilton like, Yeah. I'm going to go to the pit now by no, I asked. They're going to investigate. Like, you know, I guess, um, The stewards blamed Verstappen for this. Which I was surprised. I really thought Hamilton had moved over. What the hell do I know about Formula One racing other than drive to survive? They gave him a three place grid penalty for the next race for stepping. Yeah. Which interesting which could help them. Whatever you still got The best car So, Yeah, they're going to investigate it, but anyway drive to survive next year. This whole Max versus Louis Red Bull versus Mercedes on a weekly basis. Toto Wolff versus Christian Horner. It's going to be fascinating when they document this on driving next season's going. Oh, my God. Good. Can't miss. I'm already counting down the days and it won't be until March. It's going to be Beautifully juicy. Yeah. Speaking of beautifully juicy Are you ready? Do you? Did you write another intro for today? Or was that just No. Just get right into it. Just ready for pick the bills. Yeah, we'll do that in a moment. Uh, of course. Phone lines open for you to join us. You make everybody a lot of pressure here. Nothing in the world turns its eyes to Howard Simon so that we all may get comfort in this time of uncertainty. Who you like Simon. Wasn't that assignment and Garfunkel lyric? What do you What do you quoting them, right? Oh, yeah, it was. It was the, uh, Mrs Robinson. Come on your first off. Thank you, by the way for quoting Simon and Garfunkel with one of a great song. Don't put that kind of pressure on me. I'll hold. I'll vomit all over the studio. If you put that kind of pressure on me, I'm not built to handle that stuff. All right. We'll do that in a moment. 80305 50. If you're just joining us Tuesday during football season Well, last year was mostly Hey, the Bills are really good. What do you think of Sunday's game? Today. It's you might have gotten used to this in many years. You know, we kind of clear the air after the immediacy of the loss, and Monday is a lot of emotion and we're angry and we're unhappy. So how are you feeling today about the bills? Concern going to be okay, It's one game, blah, blah, blah. Call me after Miami. It's the usual Tuesday after a loss show is what I'm basically getting at. So grab a line. Give us your opinion this morning. Check your own pulse 83 or 5 58 885 52 5 50 Anything else you want to get to That is fine. Maybe sell the man in cast last night. You want to bring that up? Cool. Pick.
"toto wolff" Discussed on Box of Neutrals
"Am to us. He's if one caliber talents informed. Toto wolff is said alex l. one should not be racing williams which is powered by the cds if he's a red bull backdrop cut ties with red bull. Williams hasn't said anything. As far as i've heard christian says it'd be weird because turner who've doesn't run the williams team not even a shareholder anymore. I'm pretty sure and as this right. It almost feels like both of these drivers now. I've been put up into the drive. A it specifically to your type the other team which is very strong. There's nothing like pity. Wargames between terry therese bar people like throw in to people as the whipping literally using they use literally using people as the weapon. Isaac alex alabama nick defray the torpedo tubes and firing. Finish on just. Who would have thought that would be the bargaining chips in in this ongoing sort of dispute between him and wilson horner so I know about you walk mall comfortable at rights. It's almost like the mafia in terms of they haven't pale. did i have over the greed. Let's be honest. I have sorry mini-debate they power and supply. Many teams will really have who is pulling the strings in this sport because the pairing the majority of the Mercedes court frankly. I don't know if that's territory which they should be in in dictating. Who goes where. I mean business on either. Those are the deals. Live life sondra with but if williams guy well thank you the offer addictive very start but we actually we want alexander on so yeah well well it's funny because The civial manufacturer ties has happened before. We saw esteban civil. He's mercedes ties effectively to go to rhino on the permanent basis. He was online at one point in a former renner life but certainly that toys go nasa. It's not sort an unreasonable request. Probably to be honest for for alexander it probably could do with big free of the shackles of duck. The helmet bakari needs halley. Choices stay safe austria. Twenty twenty mask to be honest. So i don't know how that plays out. But if for alex to become a sort of a free agent i guess and end up at at williamson the then so be it. But i don't know if i'm comfortable about tighter and christian sort of dictating who who gets who gets to be employed same no on williams what i think which is even stranger dollars. So these mixed courses antonio nutsy. He's the incumbent at alfa romeo He qualified very well this weekend. Couldn't score point 'cause you've got a puncture after he's fist up that gotta kill these race. But he's not off the cards either so there's still plenty of room to maneuver here and obviously we only two states left in the battle of not being about who gets there first which tame it seems like dominates compensation. Well this could go on for a little while and finally i do want to mention this on because this is an interesting kind of unfolding unlikely rivalry. I guess inside us between mixture mecca and nikita mazowe. Now there have been flashpoints this season already between these two guys i think back of course to the high profile one in back when masbate almost a million i hate to think of what kind of accent might have caused with a pretty light defensive swerve down that super long straight on the last lap as well we'll battling twelfth whatever was we'll probably lower that actually They had several flashpoints. A masterpiece was unhappy. That chewbacca pasta during their preparation. Lap in q on even though schumacher have been given permission by the team to do so. That didn't seem to factor into pins thinking after that was explained to him at the intel in the competent did tell him afterwards and then on tracking you can go and find these videos online various places. They had a bit of a battle she trying to get past deeds against some very lights whereas almost put him in the wall against the people i knew or shoved him into the people at one point by moving very light and macaroni picked up some wing damage from that tussle. They clearly this cutting our love lost between these guys and you've got to kind of feel guenter stein a here because on the one hand you got mixed you and who look. Maybe something's going on behind the scenes. We are no but for as far as we can tell seems to be kind of doing what he's doing job. Kadima's is clearly putting his elbows app. Because he's trying to make point and he's also the side of the guys keeping the tame alive. What do i mean. It's unfortunate. yeah it is because he wants to clunk heads together. Tell them snap out of into behaved. We've got who the back of the defect owners of the text shadow owners. tame then You got makes you know the part of that engine sort of deal with ferrari probably He's gonna be he's gonna trade on cable territory because he's going to be you know. Tell them to get in life but just as quickly if you piss off enough in public Nice that is an interesting one and to be honest to be honest. I think gunston acer stay and read them the riot act in. Tim's of guys this is. This is a team. The you're representing. You're representing all the mechanics. Sir putting all the hard yards and you bloody squabbling truck look couple of imbeciles at it. Does that kind of battle doesn't doesn't do anyone. Any five is in terms of their reputation. Of course masbate has the measure sweden reputation. And what have you done is probably much lined then keenum as a pin or first for all sorts of reasons and they make sure mockeries the golden boy golden boy she mecca. He's the he's literally. Bambi is doing i wrong. You can do wrong cy. He yeah but yeah so doesn't need to get into that kind of squabbling battle massive in just needs to sort of hunker down and just let the results do the talking. Yeah it's it's a. It's a sad and sorry sight of a vase going on a house. it must be. It's a rough trot having at the moment. Not going to be a great netflix episode. When they get to them or could be who knows. We take a break from talking about haas. Liquorland have been there for gene haas supporters from his trip to america. All.
"toto wolff" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The clock starts now okay so it was raining and hungary this weekend so this impacts the tires and the conditions everything so it was louis botas and verstappen one-two-three on paul so then around the first turner I'm already screwing up zero okay. Let's start let's start over. Let's start over. We gotta do better than this. But you've got one minute to get this out there and now you're late we'll start again because this is the pressure ratcheted up but one minute of racing talk now okay. So was raining this weekend. In hungary so it was louis. Boat doesn't verstappen one two three and so around the first aren't bodas. Hit baby landau. Because he locked up and baby landau ended up hitting four different cars and knock them all out for stabbing. Cargo banged up than hamilton was in first place. Everyone decided to pit after the safety car except hamilton so hamilton to start by himself basically and undercut him so then hamilton ended up in last place. And we'll do to come from a hind ended up battling for fourth position with fernando alonzo for ten laps of super exciting. Then estimate okon was in first and sebastian battles in second and then hamilton up finishing p. Three but then after the race got disqualified. 'cause they didn't have enough fuel as car for them to do the fuel test so then hamilton. End up getting p. two p. ten. His car was like race. Broken in half so now mercedes is in first place. Hamilton place in the driver's cup constructor's cup is now mercedes. Everyone's photos they think. Toto wolff system on red bull to knockout both red bull cards. It's not true. He just locked up. It was a mistake and both williams cars earn points which was crazy for stopping so pest hamilton again. The goat she got it in with five seconds to spare. I feel for all of you listening to that at one point five but That move very fast. There's also a lot of assumption of understanding people know who baby landau is. I love baby. Landau norris baby landau. Is this the first race of the whole season. He didn't get any points because he got his car. Knocked out time. Time is up. Thank you for all of the racing. Talk show we go right back to heat talk now that or we can discuss the. Us men winning a gold cup albouy final against mexico for the second time to leave arrived at equality the women in soccer. Let us down. But the men are over achieving and giving us something in the way of soccer. Today chris wittingham. You have one minute to talk about. Both men and women's international soccer go kaga gold cup final. The united states and mexico. The united states sends a seat team to the concacaf gold cup. All the best players you know about christian pulisic gio rain. Brinson.
2020 F1 season: No reverse grids for double-headers
"Talked about this last week, but it's been confirmed now that reverse grids will not be happening at the double header this year because Toto Wolff is not into them. He's apparently the only dissenting voice that required unanimity and Formula One fell one short as a shame authority I thought he would be an all for that. You know he's talked about these issues in the one where? He has provided on things for the greater good. Decisions that may not necessarily be the best for for his team, so in this instance. Sort of gone against that one little bit hasn't even as given three reasons which we didn't have last week, so let's consider them three very specific reasons, reason number one that is formula a meritocracy and this would be a gimmick. Which look I understand on one level because it is very arbitrary, just reverse secret especially when there is such a big performance disparity I mean. Let's be honest. That means Williams is going to be starting on the front row with agreed every double header. And that does look a bit silly. When the wheels of Folding Company and they've decided. Yeah, but I, I think people are now beginning to unravel an inherent problem with qualifying represents. Your qualifying at the Front of the grid to get. Not even to get ahead. What is qualifying? Is it to get a head start on the foster 'cause, or is it basically an order of which you'll car is better than everyone. Else's so therefore you also get more of a headstart than everyone, but then I'm going to be able to catch you anyway, and then therefore you know. Come the groom furry. We don't have a spectacle of saying the best car. We. We literally say the best car being the car, and while that might be nice for Lewis. Hamilton NFL bought has depending on the time of day. It. The rest of the shark doesn't it doesn't really matter so everyone's having a bit of an existential cross whether pay a boiling it down so well. Is this entertainment or sport that we're after? Wouldn't it be? Form One, just adopt the model of trading itself as the ultimate speed comparison. They have it some grown pretty well. You do all this relations on practice actually with wile, maybe Rendu like a sprint rice ingred order not in reverse order, and then just figure out how long how much quicker the Mercedes than the red bull, how much quicker the red believes in the Ferrari and just. Just place them several laps pot, and so the idea is that on the final lap they'll end up crossing the line at about the same time, and you'll have a great. Fini the other thing is i. think everyone has caught up with the history of what qualifying is I mean people always do the direct comparison of all man as instead of had x amount of pole position. We Wanna piece on that sort of history well. Things evolve and and things change. So you know we we you capable of open open-minded Tim's of what? The one he's going to look like. Prey not the qualifying lap.
"toto wolff" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Been cruel to penalize and that's especially cruel because of what he was soon as Gino said you know he he was the king always an imposing figure and now we can't walk properly and the the the medical problems that do that he's had with hip replacements has also been some prostate surgeries have certainly taken it's toll on pal I am the engineer said that his father is now says suffering from a certain depression and has become reclusive doesn't want to go out of the house that needs needs is enough trying to get around I know that this is extremely sad for anyone who remembers not only the playa ally the magnificent playa most people's choice of the greatest player ever to have played the game and you do wonder how much of his hip problems all the consequence of the the of the Knox cities body is body took during his long career but also for many years afterwards until very very recently he's pushed himself very hard and what's called doing advertising deals way was always happy always smiling really enjoying being being polite he's always loved being paralyzed his love the pub public adulation and the contrast with the the the the the raw the gold figure who now seems to be leaving leading a secluded life I think it's a very sad contrast I'm pretty much anyone who's ever been a football fan will shortly be wishing Palais well it was Tim victory reporting for us from Riyadh now we're gonna talk for a minute one because wells Lewis Hamilton was stop the coming season hyping to recall Michael Schumacher's seven world records his team Mercedes will be looking to extend a remarkable run of their own because they have won the title constructors wise six years in a row would need to rush by breaking up Hamilton's out and run and team boss toto Wolff says some of the secret to that success is to change as you go along you need to hold this bear in mind the net not let any sense of entitlement creepy and not let any complacency appear and take things for granted and also a knowledge that the First Lady of management may lack of love may lack of motivation one they may run out of idea me run out of strong X. motivating sentences in front of the key audience and then you need to you need to be able to bring the next generation of thought about that but she's not planning on changing his driver line up at least Lewis Hamilton at the moment some reports have linked Hamilton with a move away from the site is at the end of the up coming campaign but the team's new sponsor so Jim record for runs any also chemical company that's really heavily involved.
Treasury's Mnuchin says Trump backs Fed independence
"Barricaded inside the. Silver leg trader Joe's in Los Angeles, and what may be a hostage situation sergeant Barry Montgomery of the. LAPD says police began chasing the suspect after he shot his grandmother and girlfriend that pursuit went into the northeast area. Of Los Angeles were terminated in a collision in an officer involved shooting occurred that's suspect fled that vehicle into trader, Joe's multiple agencies continue to investigate the. Sinking of a Taurus boat near Branson Missouri that left seventeen people dead correspondent Caley harboring reports efforts will focus on pulling the vessel. Out of the water that vote is still at the bottom of this lake the recovery of that vessel will be an important part. Of this investigation as we'll be talking to survivors and witnesses for the NTSB the National Transportation Safety board says it may. Take up to a year to finalize a report on what caused the tragedy I'm Ann Cates I'm Greg, Jarrett from. Bloomberg, world headquarters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is trying to calm the waters after a flurry of President Trump tweets rattled financial. Markets Bloomberg's Mark mills reports speaking on, the sidelines of the g twenty meeting today in Buenos Aires Treasury. Secretary Steve Mnuchin said President Trump fully supports the independence of the Federal Reserve and isn't trying to interfere in the. Foreign exchange market in a series of tweets on Friday Trump lashed out at China and the European Union for their, weak currencies instead a stronger dollar and. Rising interest rates imposed by the Federal Reserve are undermining America's competitive edge Mnuchin said the president's comments weren't intended to jeopardize the Fed's. Independence several major pharmaceutical companies lowered their spending on lobbyists in the second quarter of two thousand eighteen at a time of uncertainty as. President Donald Trump's administration continues its campaign the lower drug costs for consumers pharmaceutical research and manufacturers of America spent five point. Five four million Dollars between April and June that's down seven. Point seven percent from the same period last year Chinese president Xi Jinping arrived in Africa and a four nation visit seeking deeper military. And economic ties while his rival. In a bitter trade war the, Trump administration shows little interest in the world's second most, populous continent Alien Sergio Marchi owner has been. Replaced as CEO of the Ferrari car maker on the eve of an f one race that sees Ferrari's racing. Team in a very strong position rival Mercedes head of motor, sport TOTO, Wolff wishes Marconi well hailing him as a character and an important personality for Formula one investors suing theranos and the company founder Elizabeth homes.