Paul Ripke: How do you get to work, what’s a typical commute for you?
Toto Wolff: My typical commute is like anybody else’s. I take the car, I drive 25 minutes from Oxford to Brackley. And if I’m not in the UK, I commute by airplane.
When was the first time you got in contact with motorsports?
I only got in touch when I was 18. I wasn’t aware of the possibility of go-carting, neither did we have the financial means. So, it was literally by visiting a friend, by sheer coincidence, on the Nürburgring. He was racing in the Junior Formula, and seeing him compete was when the fire was ignited. So, very very late.
Which aspect of your job are you more passionate about: racing or finance?
If you had asked me ten years ago, it would have definitely been finance because that’s the real world. But today, racing and the results are everything. The stopwatch never lies. And if you’re successful on the track, you’re successful commercially. That’s why I take so much pleasure in running the team.
Are you still hungry?
Hungry! Every day I wake up hungry because my ambition hasn’t changed. Maybe my priorities have shifted slightly once I became a father. But it didn’t change anything on my energy level and my motivation to pursue my dreams.