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Rival F1 bosses accuse Toto Wolff of leaking confidential information to Formula 1: Reports

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has allegedly been leaking information related to F1 teams to the sport's authority, something that has not gone down well with other principals.

Over the past decade, Wolff has achieved remarkable results with Mercedes. Being present at almost all team meetings, he would be in possession a lot of sensitive information about teams and the meeting agendas.

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It has recently been reported by Business F1 magazine that other team principals suspect Toto Wolff of directly or indirectly revealing that information to Formula 1 Management and Liberty Media. The team principals spoke to the magazine anonymously, and one of them believes that it is "illegal" for Wolff to do so.

"I believe it is illegal. I honestly believe it is illegal," they reportedly said. "Certaintly, there's a massive conflict of interest at public company level. Apart from that I believe it's highly unethical." (via GP Blog)

It has also been mentioned by Business F1 that FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem is aware of the concerns surrounding the teams and their leaders.

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Both Toto Wolff and his wife Susie are leaking information to F1 authorities, according to anonymous team principal

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Earlier in 2023, Toto Wolff's wife Susie was appointed as the managing director of F1 Academy, a new, all-female racing series. Because of this, Susie Wolff frequently interacts with major authoritative figures in Formula One Management - or that is what one of the team principals feels.

According to the team principal, Toto Wolff shares information (discussed in the team meetings) with Susie Wolff, who then shares it with Stefano Domenicali, F1's CEO. It was also mentioned that Domenicali then passes it on to Greg Maffei, the CEO of Liberty Media.

"They're saying, 'Hey, we can go and have an internal meeting', and the next thing, it's all over Greg Maffei's (boss of Liberty Media) desk because Toto told his wife, who in turn told Stefano [Domenicali], who's told Greg Maffei." (via GP Blog)

This is not the first time Toto Wolff has been accused of leaking information related to F1 teams. It was previously reported that he leaked information about Red Bull breaching the budget cap in 2021 during the 2022 Singaporean GP.

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