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Toto Wolff likens Brexit ‘entertainment’ to a ‘Monty Python’ sketch

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Formula one’s Mercedes Benz team principle, Toto Wolff has compared the governments handling over Brexit to a sketch from Monty Python.

Theresa May the British prime minister’s deal was voted down in the Commons on Tuesday, and an amended government motion to reject a no-deal was passed.

MPs supported a delay to Brexit beyond the scheduled Eu withdrawal date of the 29 March, on the third day of drama to June.

Speaking ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the head of the Brackley-based constructor said, “For some time I found it really tragic but the tragic has somehow changed into real good entertainment.

“Every evening I watch the House of Commons and I’m not quite sure whether it’s a Monty Python thing or what is really happening.

“For us, we have 26 nations in our company, and we are living from the ‘just in time’ principle of getting goods in.”

Wolff and MacLaren chief Jonathan Neale have expressed concern over the impact of a no-deal Brexit over the motor sport, there are seven Formula one racing teams based in the UK.

Christian Horner, principal of Red Bull Racing said, “Trying to follow what on earth is going on in British politics at the moment is rather difficult for all of us.

“It will be business as normal, we will wait and see what and if and when Brexit does happen, and when it happens then we’ll deal with it.

“But of course, you try and put as many ‘what if’ scenarios in place as you can to protect the operation of your business.”




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