Has Stroll convinced Wolff to leave Mercedes and lead Aston Martin?

A report has emerged claiming that Toto Wolff is in throes of being announced as cheif executive of Aston Martin as he and Aston Martin’s new boss Lawrence Stroll, also owner of Racing Point, missed a crucial meeting with Formula 1 stakeholders this week.

Jonathan McEvoy wrote in a report for Sprotsmail: “The two men are believed to have travelled back together from Australia, where last Sunday’s postponed race was due to be held, and suggestions were rife on Thursday night — though denied by Mercedes — that Wolff is being lined up to take over as chief executive of Aston Martin, the British sports car company in which Stroll has recently bought a major shareholding.”

Should this be true, it will shake the pinnacle of the sport to its foundations as Wolff has masterminded F1’s most powerful team ever, 12 F1 titles in six years testament to their dominance.

Furthermore, Wolff and Hamilton are, as if, joined at the hip with one’s future invariably linked with the others.

This development emerges at a time when the sport is in flux, crippled – like all other sports globally – by COVID-19 and also at a time when Hamilton was expected to ink an extension deal with the Silver Arrows.

Wolff has become a power player in the sport, not only because his team has owned all the championship in the past half dozen years as he was in line to succeed Chase Carey when the American quits next year, only for Ferrari to block such a move.

This is an explosive report which is set to have major repercussions in the paddock should it come to pass. Watch this space…