Is there intention for your role to change, maybe stepping back as Team Principal for example for somebody like James Allison?
Toto: "Something I am really proud of in our team is that we have always transitioned senior members of the team into different roles, we have brought up talent and the same applies to me. I have been lucky enough to be at the helm of Mercedes since early 2014, with years that I wouldn't want to miss. I really enjoy the interaction and working with all of my friends at the F1 team and Daimler. This is something I wouldn't want to miss. Nevertheless, I need to question myself. I don't want to become a Team Principal that goes from great to good without realising that he is maybe not adding as much anymore to the team as you did in the beginning. I still feel that I can add a lot, but of course I am contemplating about my future, I am in discussions with Ola about how that goes. It is not a simple employment contract, but it involves a shareholding and we are in the midst of the process in carving out our joint future. Therefore, I don't want to stick to some form of a particular wording, whether it is Team Principal or Managing Directo. To be honest with you I haven't taken any decision yet because we haven't even started racing. All these agreements and discussions are happening as we speak."
Has the downtime allowed you to start contract talks with Lewis?
Toto: "We didn't see each other over lockdown. But we were in very regular contact. We didn't work on any agreement, though. Between us there is a lot of trust. We have been working together for a long time and in these years together, never have we had to take the contract out and actually read what was written in it because it comes so naturally and therefore once racing resumes and we spend some time together, we will dig the contract out, look at the timings and the numbers and the rights and then hopefully we will have something pretty soon."