The world champion outfit is contracted to race in F1 until the end of the 2020 season, but reports in Germany this week suggested that the car manufacturer was about to wind down its official involvement and sell shares to Aston Martin.The stories also suggested that Wolff had decided to step down from his role as team principal after 2020 and take a non-executive role, similar to that previously held by Niki Lauda.But Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, has hit back at those reports, dismissing them as speculation and stressing its intention to remain in F1 under Wolff. Motorsport.com understands that Wolff has yet to decide exactly what role he will take in the future. Options could include continuing running the team like now, taking a more senior position and handing over to someone else, or beginning a transition phase to find a replacement. While the specifics of that have not been finalised, there appears to be no doubt that, even if his responsibilities change, he will retain a senior executive position at the F1 team.A statement from Mercedes said: “Speculation regarding a potential withdrawal from Formula 1 continues to be unfounded and irresponsible.”The sport has taken the right measures to… Read full this story
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