Toto Woolf and Professor Sir Peter Gregson FREng, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University

Toto Wolff, the team principal, ceo and co-owner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, has received an Honorary Degree from Cranfield University in its annual graduation celebrations.

Mr Wolff, who has led the team to seven consecutive World Championship doubles, attended the campus to collect his degree from Professor Sir Peter Gregson, chief executive and vice-chancellor of Cranfield University, as part of a COVID-secure event.

He and his wife Susie, who is team principal of Rokit Venturi Racing in Formula E and herself a former racing driver, met with Professor Helen Atkinson, pro-vice-chancellor, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, and members of the University’s motorsport faculty.

On receiving his degree Mr Wolff, said:

“I’m very proud to be receiving an Honorary Degree from Cranfield University. It’s a special moment, particularly because of the great work and collaboration between the Mercedes F1 Team and Cranfield University over the years, which I know will continue into the future, too.

“I would like to pass my thanks to Cranfield University for the opportunity. I am now an honorary Doctor of Science, which is not something I ever expected to be, especially after failing to complete my undergraduate studies in Vienna! I feel both privileged and honoured to be recognised by such a prestigious institution.”

Professor Sir Peter Gregson, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Toto Wolff to Cranfield University and be able to present his Honorary Degree in person. Cranfield is a global university and our graduation celebrations recognise the excellent achievements of those who have studied at Cranfield and those who are receiving honorary degrees for their outstanding contribution to business and society.”