Three-time world champion Niki Lauda died a few days before the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix.Mercedes Steamroller continues to dominate sports, team bosses, and countrymen, and Toto Wolff admits he still lacks his opinion.
In addition to being the non-executive chairman of the German team, Lauda is a shareholder and these shares were transferred to his family in the wake of his death, but arguably Wolff was the recent “restructuring” acquired by INEOS. Following the acquisition of one-third of the shares of the team that owns them, Daimler reduced its shares.
Talking to the official sports magazine, Wolff admitted many times, especially during the season, that he missed the advice of a man who previously said “sparring partners, soundboards, and most importantly friends.” I am.
“(I missed him) this year is more than ever,” Wolff admits.
“It wasn’t until the end of the year that I realized that my best friend was gone,” he continues. “My travel companion is gone, and my best friend is gone.
“The structure we had was a very big part of my life. We flew to the race together, had a discussion and had a supper every day.
“He left the circuit at 4 or 5 o’clock, then I stopped at dinner at 8 pm and was there with my iPad saying he was bored for an hour.
“He left for the circuit in the morning before the catering equipment arrived, but he loved to work on the first shift and I took over the second shift.
“I really miss him. Mainly not only as a friend, but also as a best friend.”
Looking back on one of the crazy seasons of sport, the Austrians admit: “This year, there was a situation where I wish I had his opinion.
“The funny thing is, when I ask myself,’Niki, what did you do?’ He was so straightforward that the answer would come to me soon.
“Whenever I asked Niki about various situations, he answered with such conviction:’I think you should do this …'”
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