Why Wolff is delighted to see F1 cancel Team Principals’ Parade


Toto Wolff has shared his delight at the news that Formula 1 has cancelled plans to stage a ‘Team Principals’ Parade’ ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.

According to an early publication of the schedule for the Miami Grand Prix weekend, team bosses and owners looked set to be taken on a tour of the circuit pre-race.

The parade would allow fans at the event to see the likes of Wolff, Christian Horner and Guenther Steiner in the flesh.

But any mention of a ‘Team Principals’ Parade’ has now been removed from the pre-race schedule.

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Wolff: I’d rather avoid a Team Principals’ Parade

Speaking to select members of the media, including RacingNews365.com, Wolff revealed that the ‘Team Principals’ Parade’ has been “cancelled”, much to his delight.

The Drivers’ Parade will still go ahead as planned, two hours prior to the race start on Sunday.

“I’d rather avoid it. I don’t think that the Team Principals and team owners should be waving at the fans,” said Wolff.

“I love the fans, but it should be the drivers who are at the forefront; they are the athletes and the gladiators in the machines, and not any of us.”

F1 is “booming” in the United States

The idea of a ‘Team Principals’ Parade’ came with Formula 1’s popularity growing in the United States following Liberty Media’s purchase of the Formula One Group in 2017.

It also follows the release of the fourth season of Netflix’s hit show Drive To Survive, a documentary series that has offered sports fans a glimpse into the paddock.

“The media attention is something which we need to be very grateful for,” Wolff continued.

“The sport is booming. The audiences are going up, commercial revenue is going up and we need to do our utmost effort to satisfy the demands of the media and satisfy the demands of the fans.

“I find that great and [it’s] something that I’m proud of.”

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