F1: More evidence Toto Wolff has the FIA and F1 in his back pocket?

A recent Instagram post by Flavio Briatore featuring him, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, and F1 boss Stefano Domenicali having a good time has sparked some strong reactions from the sport’s fans.

Many people feel that Toto Wolff has too much power in F1 – he is said to have FIA President Mohammed bin Sulayem in his back pocket, and now it is being said he has F1 President Stefano Domenicali in his back pocket as well.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter from F1 fans:

“Imagine what Lewis fans would say about the fia being rigged if this was Horner not Wolff. Toto has had the fia in his back pocket for years.”

“For reasons of expediency, Domenicali should have avoided the publication of the yacht photo showing him smiling with Toto Wolff. It is a question of a super partes role, if he had gone on holiday with Binotto the British would have said “Sunday ex Ferrari favors you”

“I admit that this cute photo of 3 Formula 1 legends made yesterday is very … disturbing 🙂 Flavio Briatore (formerly Renault boss), Stefano Domenicali (F1 boss, former Ferrari boss) and Toto Wolff (Mercedes boss).”

“Does anybody have holiday pictures of Wolff and Domenicali from before Stefano became @fia president?”

“What’s funny about of all of this… is that this is game. This is the sport. It’s been ‘at it’ for decades. This isn’t a conspiracy or some ‘deep state’ pop at one driver. This is the game. The ‘influence’ is all. And sometimes that influence wanes…. and the game re-sets.”