Toto Wolff ‘loves’ that F1 legacy fans ‘hate’ new direction of the sport

Toto Wolff leaning out of the window. Monaco May 2022

Toto Wolff “loves” how Formula 1’s social conscience has riled older fans over the last decade, from going green to taking a knee.

Formula 1 courted controversy amongst its fans when, in 2013, the sport bade farewell to the old-school 2.4 litre V8 engines to welcome hybrid technology.

Introducing 1.6-litre V6 hybrid engines that incorporated energy recovery systems the following season, the sport took its first of many steps towards becoming greener. Since then, F1 has announced sustainability plans to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030.

Naysayers said at the time the quieter power units would be the end of Formula 1, but instead the sport’s following has grown in the last 10 years.

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