The toll of being a Formula One team boss has many stresses and strains. These manifest themselves frequently in terms of mental fatigue, but as Toto Wolff has demonstrated in recent times may also be physical in nature.
In 2014, Toto fell of a bike and broke his shoulder, collar bone, elbow and wrist. Suzie Wolff was hardly the sympathetic wife when she took to twitter saying, “My husband – the Hero. As we know, boys, will be boys. Looks like I am on nurse duty for the next few weeks”.
Toto clearly enjoyed his convalescence at the hands of his young wife – so much – he engineered another incident this year in an attempt to force Suzie back into her Florence Nightingale uniform once again.
This time we saw Toto on crutches for a while because he had a swollen knee as large as “a football”. Sources close to the Wolff family suggests Mr. Wolff was trying to emulate his wife’s exercise regime and fell from the dizzying heights atop of her gym ball.
Not wishing to be outdone ‘athleticised’ by his German counterpart, Mr.’ Come Good’ of Ferrari will be sporting an injury himself this weekend in Barcelona.
European media sources are reporting Mr. Arrivabene has undergone surgery prior to this weekend’s Spanish GP. The procedure required a general anaesthetic and the bodily part in need of attention was Maurizio’s wrist.
There is a media moratorium on how this injury occurred, however Arrivabene’s career in PR has led a number of observers to surmise this is a work related repetitive injury syndrome; inevitable and provoked by Arrivabene’s frequent association with corporate ‘bankers’.
Maurizio is sporting his injury with pride this weekend and his wrist is resting up – in a sling.