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Toto Wolff contracted COVID-19 earlier this month

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Formula 1 Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed he contracted coronavirus earlier this month.

The 49-year-old said he has now recently recovered after submitting a positive test while on a break in Austria.

“We had planned to be here for a few days and out of nowhere I got a positive corona test,” said Wolff speaking with Austria’s ORF TV channel.

“But everything’s fine. No symptoms, thank God. It could have gone badly, but we’re out of quarantine.”

Wolff went on to speak about the process of negotiating a new contract with seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton to stay with Mercedes this year.

“The lawyers are working hard,” Wolff said at the Kitzbuhel downhill ski race. “We don’t make life easy for them, of course, when we both argue over Zoom and keep sending curveballs to the lawyers.

“But he’s in America now and I’m here. At some point we will finalise it.

“It’s how it is with negotiations. You always come from different corners, but that’s quite normal.

“We have a really solid basis in our relationship. We have celebrated great successes together and want to continue doing so in the future.”

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