F1 Academy Managing Director and former Williams Racing test and reserve driver Susie Wolff says that she is deeply insulted but not surprised by allegations that have been made publicly about her and her husband Toto Wolff, the Team Principal and CEO of the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team and the potential conflict of interest between the pair with a report from Business F1 that Toto Wolff had been made aware of secret information from FOM.
In a statement issued via social media on Tuesday evening, Susie Wolff commented
The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team released their own statement on Tuesday saying:
We note the generic statement from the FIA this evening, which responds to unsubstantiated allegations from a single media outlet, and the off-record briefing which has linked it to the Team Principal of Mercedes-AMG F1.
The Team has received no communication from the FIA Compliance Department on this topic and it was highly surprising to learn of the investigation through a media statement.
We wholly reject the allegation in the statement and associated media coverage, which wrongly impinges on the integrity and compliance of our Team Principal.
As a matter of course, we invite full, prompt, and transparent correspondence from the FIA Compliance Department regarding this investigation and its contents