The German media has suggested that Mercedes is set to announce Williams shareholder Toto Wolff is to become the teams new director of motorsport.
Wolff is not expected to continue in his role as Williams’ executive director but it is yet to be seen whether he will have to give up his shares in the team.
The Austrian is replacing Norbert Haug who stepped down from the role at Mercedes in December.
The role will involve overseeing all of Mercedes motorsport activities including F1 and DTM.
Neither Wolff nor Mercedes commented on the rumours however the announcement is expected in the next few days.