Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said he studied Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side to learn what prevents successful teams from maintaining their winning form

Wolff and Ferguson are two of the most successful managers ever in their respective sports. Ferguson changed both Manchester United and English football in his 26-year tenure at Old Trafford and under the Scot, the club won 38 trophies. While Wolff is not yet at the Ferguson level of legacy, his history in Formula 1 is beaten by only Frank Williams in terms of Constructors’ Championships won and he has overseen the most dominant period in the sport’s history.

Toto Wolff
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In his quest to prolong Mercedes’ supremacy, Wolff said he had looked to Ferguson’s United to discover what was often the cause of a team’s downfall. “I studied why great teams were not able to repeat great title runs. No sports team in any sport has ever won eight consecutive World Championship titles and there are many reasons for that, and what is at the core is the human.” Ferguson was able to regenerate his United team and continue winning titles up until his retirement in 2013, but it is a challenge that has faced many others in the past. Wolff himself is currently trying to solve that puzzle.

Fans react to Toto Wolff’s statements on Twitter

Hilarious reactions came through on Twitter with fans not leaving an opportunity to indulge in trolling.

“He could also study ferrari“, joked a fan.

“Man U doesn’t have the league’s governing body blatantly disregarding its own, written rules, to prevent it from winning though”, wrote another fan, clearly taking a dig at Mercedes.

“So Mercedes are gonna be bottom of the Championship after 2 races next season”, joked another fan.

“I’m confused does this mean we’ll see Harry Maguire do a few free practice sessions?”, read another tweet.

“@ManUtd you’re being used as a case study of failure. At least y’all are doing something right”, another fan joked.

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