If you could turn back time, is there any one thing you would have done differently?
Toto Wolff Head of Mercedes-Benz motorsport
I suppose the easy thing to say is: “Okay, I would not accept Ayrton at McLaren.” But, at the time, I remember being in Japan with Ron, and I was the one saying: “Okay, you want to take Nelson [Piquet]… why Nelson? I like Nelson, we’re quite good friends, he’s the same generation as me. But why don’t you take Ayrton? He’s the future.”
And I pushed McLaren because at the time they were my family and I was doing everything possible for sponsors and for the team. So yes, to answer the question, maybe I would have changed that. But when you are in your racing career, decisions you make are like decisions when you’re driving. You think it’s for the best. I have never thought only for myself. I focus on the team, on the interests of people around me, and when you have this kind of philosophy, you never regret anything. Although to answer the question, I would say: “Yes, maybe this one thing.”