Toto Wolff breaks silence after being spotted with FIA president

Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, has revealed what he discussed with FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

Toto Wolff has discussed details of his talks with Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the FIA President.

The pair were spotted having one-on-one discussions at the British Grand Prix, where Wolff had two drivers competing in their home race.

The key issues on the docket were proposals for an 11th team in F1 and the proposed regulation changes in 2026.

Wolff assured media sources that the conversation was little more than a “catch-up.”

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He did not go into explicit details of what was discussed but did say they were related to the Concorde agreement between F1 teams and the FIA.

Formula 1 teams have recently reiterated their opposition to the prime candidate for the proposed 11th-team spot.

There is an ongoing process for an eleventh team to be added to F1, and Andrei-Cadillac is arguably the most qualified.

However, all F1 teams have expressed disapproval of Michael Andretti’s prospective bid, saying that he has not gathered a team fit for F1 yet.

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It’s also known that Christian Horner has warned that some of the 2026 regulation changes could lead to ‘Frankenstein cars.’

F1 racing is readying itself for an overhaul of both chassis and power unit regulations.

There will be a 50/50 split of power generation from the internal combustion engine and battery under the current 2026 rule changes.

Many believe that these changes could place too much reliance on electric elements of the cars which could lead to faulty vehicles.

However, Wolff said that the talks between him and Sulayem were relaxed.

Speaking to PlanetF1, Wolff stated: “The discussion was normal but it’s always good.

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“There’s a few things that can be discussed. We discussed the overall situation in Formula 1, Concorde and these things.

“But it is more, we haven’t seen each other for a while and there was an exchange on a few topics.”

Sulayem has taken a hands-off approach with F1 this season but still tends to make appearances at the sport’s most important events.