Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has given a rare insight into his and his family’s lives, with the Austrian having also revealed the reason why they relocated from the United Kingdom, to the glitz and glamour of Monaco.
Despite Wolff continuing to live in the UK during the week, before travelling to Monaco for the weekends, the Austrian has revealed that he moved his family following a “security issue”, with Wolff and his wife, Susie Wolff, having also wanted their son to study at an international school.
“We moved to Monaco because we had a security issue in the UK and also because we wanted to educate our son in an international school,” he told The Times.
“I live in Oxford during the week and travel back at weekends. I like being in Oxford and I like working. I tend to stay in the office until 8pm, then go to the gym in the evening, have dinner, read a book and go to bed.”
The team’s Brackley base and Oxford are just over 23 miles apart from one another, making it the ideal location for Wolff to live in when needed at the factory.
As mentioned, he does travel back to Monaco to be with his family at the weekends, meaning that the Austrian is continuously going back-and-forth between the UK and Monaco.
Seemingly, though, this isn’t an issue for him or his family, with the Mercedes boss hailing his wife as the “perfect partner”.
Wolff married the ex-racing driver and Venturi Formula E team principal in 2011, with the pair having since had one child.
The Austrian does have two other much older children, with his family being what ultimately gives him the “greatest enjoyment” in life.
“I have great moments in F1. I love the team, I love the challenge. But what I really love is my family,” he added.
“I have three children, who are 21, 18 and five years old. Having the family together is what gives me the greatest enjoyment.
“And with my wife I have found the perfect partner. My wife can drive cars faster than I. But that is the least of her attributes. We are total soulmates.”