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about Wolf

Walter Wolf Racing was a Formula One constructor active from 1977 to 1979, which won the very first race the team entered. It was owned and run by Canadian Walter Wolf. The team was based in the United Kingdom but raced under the Canadian nationality.


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seasons

1976, 1977, 1978, 1979,

finishing positions

grid positions

driver championships

constructor championships

wins

# event driver
1 1977 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Jody Scheckter
2 1977 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Jody Scheckter
3 1977 Canadian Grand Prix round 16 Jody Scheckter

pole positions

# event driver
1 1977 German Grand Prix round 11 Jody Scheckter

drivers who drove for Wolf

# driver
1 Jacky Ickx
2 Michel Leclère
3 Arturo Merzario
4 Chris Amon
5 Warwick Brown
6 Hans Binder
7 Jody Scheckter
8 Keke Rosberg
9 Bobby Rahal
10 James Hunt

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US racing stalwart Michael Andretti's bid to expand his multi-series operation to F1 has been met by fierce resistance from most of the discipline's current 10 entrants.
Concerned teams are weary of having to share F1's prize money with an additional competitor and feel the current $200 million dilution fund is not sufficient as the value of owning an F1 entry has significantly increased since ...

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A push by the FIA to change the 2023 technical regulations and lift floor edges by 25mm to help eliminate car bouncing has not gone down well with a majority of teams, who fear it forces an unnecessary and expensive redesign of their new car plans.
FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been canvassing the opinion of all teams and drivers over the past two weekends to try to get a better ...

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Lewis Hamilton and George Russell helped Mercedes to its best result of the season so far as they finished second and third behind championship leader Max Verstappen in the French Grand Prix.
But although Hamilton came home just 10 seconds adrift of the winning Red Bull after the 53-lap race, Mercedes said it remained realistic about just how big the deficit was to the front.
With Verstappen ...

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Russell engaged in a duel for the final podium place with Red Bull's Sergio Perez in the latter stages of Sunday's race at Paul Ricard.
The pair made contact at the Turn 8 chicane when Russell made a late lunge, forcing Perez to take avoiding action and run through the corner.
Russell was incensed that Perez kept the position – which went unpunished by race stewards after an investigation ...

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A core group of teams led by Ferrari and Red Bull are unhappy about the scale of revisions that the FIA is intending to make to the technical regulations for next year.
In particular, they are unhappy that a proposed 25mm raising of the floor edges and a lifting of the diffuser throat will force them to change development direction on the 2023 cars, something which could prove expensive and ...

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While sprint qualifying races have divided opinion among those in the paddock, F1 says that feedback from fans is hugely positive.
F1 is looking to expand the number of sprint events to six in 2023, but those plans have currently been put on hold awaiting approval from FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
However, a lack of excitement at the Red Bull Ring last weekend – with the top ...

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The German car manufacturer has had a challenging Austrian GP weekend so far, with crashes in qualifying for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, and then both cars being hindered by damage in the sprint.
However, in the wake of the encouragement the team took from its package of upgrades introduced at the British Grand Prix working, it remains bullish about what can be achieved later in the ...

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Max Verstappen was given extra breathing space to control Saturday’s sprint race after Leclerc and Sainz were compromised by an intense fight for second in the early laps.
After a close battle at Turn 4 resulted in Sainz losing ground, Leclerc was able to run in clear air in his pursuit of the leader.
PRIME: Why Ferrari can take it to the wire in Austria despite Verstappen's sprint ...

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Q3 was twice red flagged when Hamilton and then Russell suffered similar incidents of a snap of oversteer aboard the W13 to crash into the wall and end their credible threat for sprint race pole, which was claimed by Max Verstappen.
Hamilton careered across the gravel at Turn 7, the car suddenly gripping after he steered into the slide, before hitting the barrier side-on to crumple both front- ...

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While Lewis Hamilton and George Russell’s third and fourth place finish matched previous season highs, the Montreal performance was the team’s most competitive race of the campaign in pure pace terms.
That has opened up talk of Mercedes being close to finally challenging pace-setters Red Bull and Ferrari, especially as F1 heads to high-speed and smooth circuits like Silverstone and Paul ...

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Following the FIA’s intervention in addressing safety concerns expressed by drivers, Mercedes found itself at the centre of intense debate in the paddock.
Having run with a second floor stay as allowed by the FIA’s pre-event technical directive, rival teams questioned whether or not the team had had advance notice of the changes to get changes ready in time – something Mercedes insisted ...

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On Thursday the FIA issued a technical directive specifying that it intends to impose an "acceptable level of vertical oscillations" on safety grounds.
The change is likely to force Mercedes to raise the ride-height of its car at least at some venues, potentially costing performance.
Wolff has welcomed the initiative as a way of forcing teams to ensure that they address the issue and protect ...

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On Thursday the FIA issued a technical directive indicating that there will be a clampdown on porpoising and bouncing on safety grounds.
After gathering data in Montreal this weekend the governing body will find a way to introduce a metric that will be “based on the car’s vertical acceleration, that will give a quantitative limit for acceptable level of vertical oscillations.”
Teams ...

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Hamilton was seen hobbling away from his Mercedes after finishing fourth in the Azerbaijan GP on Sunday, with his back having taken a pounding from the excessive bouncing and bottoming out.
Afterwards, the seven-time champion said he could not express how much pain he endured throughout the race, as he was forced to clench his teeth at times to overcome his agony.
“I was just holding and ...

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As was the case in the Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell suffered from severe bouncing in free practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Russell finished FP2 down in seventh 1.3s from leader Charles Leclerc, while Hamilton followed three tenths behind in 12th.
The team mainly lagged behind on the top speed charts, being anywhere between 11 and 20km/h down on ...

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Following the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, inflation in several European countries has soared to its highest level in decades and the increased energy and transport costs have made it tough for F1's top teams to stay under the $140 million budget cap, with budgets allocated well before the Ukraine invasion began.
Teams already operating at the budget cap, such as Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull ...

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Russell was promoted from Williams to a race seat at Mercedes this winter to replace Alfa Romeo-bound Valtteri Bottas as Hamilton's new teammate.
The 24-year-old immediately made a strong impression at Mercedes, aided by the fact the Briton has been associated with the Brackley team for years. But few would have predicted that Russell would outscore Hamilton in all but one race so far and he ...

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As the field changed to slicks in a wet-to-dry race, Hamilton was stuck behind Alonso in the battle for seventh, and the Briton remained on Alonso's gearbox right until the race was called early after 64 laps as the clock ran out.
To Hamilton's great frustration, Alonso trundled around so slowly that McLaren's Lando Norris was able to drive away from the pair by over 30 seconds, which gave him ...

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Mercedes endured a nightmare start to the ground-effect era with a car that suffered from wild porpoising, which forced the team to run its car higher than it wanted.
The bouncing also prevented the Brackley outfit from chasing pure performance until the issue could be resolved, as evidenced by 2022's first five races across which Lewis Hamilton and George Russell failed to make any meaningful ...

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Last season, the fight between Horner and Mercedes chief Toto Wolff got incredibly personal at times as the pair of them sometimes got engaged in a war of words.
But despite things being ultra close between Red Bull and Ferrari this season, so far there has not been any public sign of the kind of animosity that was commonplace before.
Asked how different the fight was this year against ...

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As a Mercedes junior Russell was farmed out to Williams for three seasons, where he gained experience and showed the promise that convinced Wolff to promote him to a Mercedes race seat at the expense of long-time servant Valtteri Bottas.
Russell has been around the Brackley team for a long time, and even deputised for an ill Lewis Hamilton at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, and according to Wolff ...

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F1 revealed on Thursday ahead of the Miami Grand Prix that Drive to Survive had been renewed through season five and season six, marking the first time two series have been announced together.
The docuseries has proven hugely successful since debuting in 2019. Following the release of season four in March, Drive to Survive hit #1 on Netflix in 33 countries around the world ...

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The German car manufacturer is enduring its most difficult season in F1’s turbo hybrid era, with porpoising problems leaving it unable to run the W13 in the configuration it was designed to.
The early difficulties have already left the team on the back foot in the championship, and it knows it needs a quick turnaround if it is to have any chance of taking the fight to Ferrari and Red Bull ...

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The German car manufacturer has endured a tough start to the 2022 campaign, with its porpoising W13 proving to be no match for the pace-setting Ferrari and Red Bull cars.
Its season hit a low at Imola last weekend as neither of its drivers made it through to Q3 in qualifying, and Lewis Hamilton endured a torrid race as he failed to make any progress and ended up 13th.
After the chequered ...

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In the immediate aftermath of Mercedes's exit from Q2 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, a still helmeted Hamilton was seen in an intense chat with Wolff at the back of the team garage.
Some observers had suggested that the pair were arguing over how Mercedes had approached qualifying, and the supposed row was the first evidence of tension between them over the current performance ...

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