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Don't panic Mercedes: Wolff

2016-12-24 10:08
Toto Wolff (TEAMtalk Media)

Cape Town - Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff remains calm as the search goes on to find a replacement for world champion Nico Rosberg for 2017.

Rosberg shocked the Formula One fraternity when he announced his retirement fresh off the back of winning his first world title but Mercedes are in no rush to name his replacement.

Reports have linked William's driver Valteri Bottas to the drive while it is believed that Lewis Hamilton vetoed a proposed move to sign out of contract hot prospect Pascal Werhlein.

Rosberg and Hamilton had a long a storied history together but their relationship soured during the hotly contested 2016 campaign and Mercedes are eager to promote harmony in the garage.

The Morning Star have published an email allegedly written by Wolff that reads: “Our position in the spotlight puts every decision taken and every word spoken under an intense microscope.

“They are debated passionately among our fans and interpreted by the media.

“But there has been enough talking, now. This is the period for calm and considered reflection; to savour our achievements and prepare for the next campaign.”

Mercedes are expected to name a replacement driver by late January 2017.

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