Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport
After a short career as an amateur driver, including class and overall wins in endurance racing, Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff founded the investment company Marchfifteen in 1998, followed by Marchsixteen in 2004, focusing on strategic investments in medium-size industrial companies and listed companies. These included the IPO of HWA AG, the company responsible for developing and racing Mercedes-Benz cars for the DTM (German Touring Car Championship) as well as Mercedes-Benz Formula 3 engines. Toto has been a member of the HWA AG board of directors since 2007.
Further motor racing interests include co-ownership with Mika Häkkinen of a driver management company and, since November 2009, investment in Williams F1. Toto became an Executive Director of Williams in July 2012 before accepting the role of Executive Director at MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS in January 2013; including taking a 30% shareholding in Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.
In his role as the Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto has full responsibility for the success of the entire Mercedes-Benz motorsport programme, including the DTM and Formula 3 engine programmes. He is based at the Formula One team’s headquarters in Brackley, UK.