Toto Wolff agrees with Daniel Ricciardo over Miami Grand Prix team principal parade plan

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MERCEDES’ Toto Wolff and McLaren F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo each had the identical response upon studying the staff principal parade.

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo each confirmed no regret upon studying the staff principals’ parade set to go forward of the Miami Grand Prix has been cancelled. The somewhat unusual pre-race occasion was set to happen to reap the benefits of the rise in F1’s reputation in america due to Netflix’s Drive to Survive. 

Historically earlier than every F1 race, the drivers collect collectively on the again of a truck and paraded in entrance of the followers though generally they’re chauffeured round in traditional vehicles. The unique Miami schedule was set to incorporate a brand new addition, with staff principals showing to get their second within the highlight.

The staff principals’ parade was seemingly conjured as much as soar on the hype and raised profiles of the bosses that has come via Netflix’s in style docuseries. F1 has seen its viewers increase in recent times, credited largely to Drive to Survive’s success in addition to to the elevated pleasure introduced by Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s epic 2021 rivalry. 

Nevertheless, Wolff seemed to be happy that the concept was scrapped. The Austrian confirmed the parade was cancelled, and didn’t conceal his emotions: “I’d somewhat keep away from [the parade].

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Toto Wolff agrees with Daniel Ricciardo over Miami Grand Prix team principal parade plan

Toto Wolff and Daniel Ricciardo each admitted the cancelled staff principal was for the perfect (Picture: GETTY)

“I do not assume that staff principals or staff homeowners needs to be waving on the followers. I like the followers however it needs to be the drivers who’re within the forefront. 

“They’re the athlete, the gladiators within the machines, and never any of us.”

The announcement of a staff principals’ parade reportedly raised eyebrows and even led to some chuckles across the paddock. When McLaren’s Ricciardo was requested concerning the parade, the Australian admitted the idea was an odd concept.

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Toto Wolff agrees with Daniel Ricciardo over Miami Grand Prix team principal parade plan

Daniel Ricciardo rode in a traditional automotive through the drivers’ parade in Melbourne (Picture: GETTY)

“I do not wish to be imply to the staff principals,” Ricciardo instructed Insider whereas laughing. “It was slightly unusual that they might be doing a parade. 

“It felt slightly over-the-top. I do not wish to rob them of their second, however perhaps that was slightly an excessive amount of.”

The awkward waves from staff principals will sadly not be seen subsequent weekend in Florida. The 22-race F1 2022 marketing campaign – which is anticipated to return to a file 23 races within the close to future as soon as a Russian Grand Prix alternative is discovered – continues with the Miami Grand Prix on Could 8.


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