F1 Teams Deny Involvement with FIA Accusations Against Toto and Susie Wolff

December 7, 2023Ramon Jones
Formula 1

All 10 Formula One have denied the allegations that they were sources of an unverified story released by a British news outlet BusinessF1 that Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff and his wife and director the F1 Academy, Suzie Wolff have shared confidential information in a conflict of interest scandal.

The investigation began after BusinessF1 reported that multiple team principals had expressed concern to the FIA that Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and F1 Academy series lead and Toto’s wife Susie Wolff were sharing confidential information with one another illegally. All 10 teams denied these allegations unifying the F1 community against the claim. The following statement was released by the FIA earlier this week.

“The FIA is aware of media speculation centered on the allegation of information of a confidential nature being passed to an F1 team principal from a member of FOM personnel. The FIA Compliance Department is looking in to the matter.”

The situation appears to be a case of poor journalism from one news outlet with no basis. Today the FIA reviewed F1’s code of conduct and conflict of interest policy and determined “appropriate protective measures are in place to mitigate any potential conflicts.” It was also confirmed “that there is no ongoing investigation in terms of ethical or disciplinary inquiries involving any individual.”