Mercedes AMG F1 boss Toto Wolff will not be attending this week's Grand Prix, the Austrian has lost a career with his team for the first time since 2013.
While it will be business as usual for the newly crowned Silver The substance of the Arrows and its drivers in the Interlagos, Wolff will remain in Europe to focus on "other open topics".
"Brazil will also be the first race since 2013 that I will not be attending," Wolff declared in the Mercedes Brazilian Grand Prix preview.
"In securing both championships, I was given more time in Europe to focus on other open topics.
" It's great to be able to do this and to know that the team will represent the three-point stars in the best way possible both on and off the path. "
Both championships have actually been made and dusted for Mercedes but the German manufacturer is strongly determined to fight race wins in the final two races of the 201
" I still feel a lot of hunger and a desire for greater achievement, "says Wolff.
" No sense of satisfaction, everyone is still determined to continue to improve. This is an amazing group of people who are living up to Mercedes' desire to be the best.
"We have two races to go in the 2019 season and we want to finish this season high."
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton cites Wolff's decision, asserting that he has no intention of declining for the next two weeks.
"In my mind, I was too competitive," he said. "So I'm thinking it's okay, we have two more careers going on, how can I do a better job, how can I improve in qualification.  "There are two more qualifications to try and get a pole, how do I go to see if I can potentially pull a lap like I did in Singapore last year.
"How do I work that I can be in front of both of them. Just looking to improve and love being in this sport. I am so grateful for this sport for giving me life and giving to my purpose in life. "
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