Leadership 2050: Andrew White and Toto Wolff

'Perform better tomorrow than you did today.'

I need to objectively show my weaknesses and the mistakes I make. Never feel a sense of entitlement and perform better tomorrow than today.

In episode 1 of Series 2 of Leadership 2050 Andrew talks to Toto Wolff, the CEO and Team Principal of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, about life and success in the fast lane.

Toto Wolff is perhaps the most powerful man in motorsport. Since he took the helm as Team Principal, the Mercedes Formula One team has achieved an unprecedented seven consecutive World Championship doubles to become the most successful team in F1 history.  

It’s a record born from Toto’s unique combination of racing, investing and business acumen.

In conversation with Andrew, Toto shares the secrets to his success. And he talks openly about overcoming childhood tragedy, the need to show weakness, admit your mistakes, and how sensitivity can be a superpower.

Toto Wolff is Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, as well as CEO, Team Principal and co-owner, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.

Leadership 2050 is a podcast exploring the leadership we need to successfully transition to 2050. Who are the innovators setting the agenda for a more equal and sustainable future? In each episode Andrew talks to a visionary leader from the business community who is confronting the challenges humanity faces and finding solutions. 


Andrew's research and teaching focuses on how leaders transcend 21st century challenges such as disruptive technology change and the climate crisis. Also, how they create cultures that are diverse, inclusive, resilient and high performing, alongside the ongoing challenge of delivering profitable growth. At Oxford he directs the Oxford Advanced Management Leadership Programme and works with leaders from industry and governments across the world.