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Wolff to Miss Japan GP Mercedes Faces Challenges

Wolff to Miss Japan GP, Mercedes Faces Challenges

26/03/2024

Toto Wolff, Mercedes F1’s team principal, will not attend the Japanese Grand Prix, marking his first absence this season. This decision comes amid a series of challenges for the team, including recent race issues.

The Austrian will skip this round, an absence that was planned and is not related to the challenging weekend Mercedes faced in Australia.

Lewis Hamilton retired in the first third of the Grand Prix due to a power unit issue, while George Russell retired in the penultimate lap from an accident, for which Fernando Alonso was deemed responsible.

Wolff had previously missed the Japanese Grand Prix last year as he was recovering from knee surgery.

On that occasion, former F1 driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio filled in for him, alongside Bradley Lord.

The Belgian is rumored to be heading to Ferrari, a move Wolff has not denied. Whether he will stand in as a temporary replacement remains unlikely…

Wolff to Miss Japan GP, Mercedes Faces Challenges. Wolff to Miss Japan GP, Mercedes Faces Challenges

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