Despite Mercedes’ recent struggles in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton continues to support team boss Toto Wolff, praising his leadership, competitiveness, and progress as an individual.
‣ Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff have a close friendship and have dominated Formula 1 with Mercedes until recently when Red Bull Racing surpassed them.
‣ Mercedes has faced criticism due to a year without a Grand Prix victory, which is unusual for them.
‣ Despite the team’s performance, Hamilton continues to support Wolff, praising him as an amazing leader and acknowledging his competitiveness.
‣ Hamilton has observed progress in Wolff, describing him as an approachable leader who balances work and family life well, and has grown as an individual and human being.
Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff are known to be tight-knit pals. They were once the kings of Formula 1 with Mercedes, but now Red Bull Racing has outpaced them. The German team and the British driver have been left in the dust. Mercedes is not used to a year without a Grand Prix win, so naturally, people are talking. Toto Wolff is not immune to the chatter.
But Lewis Hamilton isn’t about to abandon his team boss. Their performance might be lagging, but Hamilton’s faith in Wolff is unwavering. “Toto’s a top-notch leader,” the seven-time world champ told the press, GPblog included. “We joined the team at the same time. It’s been a wild ride for both of us, growing with the team.”
Toto Wolff’s competitive spirit is still alive and kicking. You can see it on TV when he’s at his little desk in the garage. He’s juggling work and family life, and according to Hamilton, he’s acing it. “He’s still pushing everyone,” Hamilton added.
Hamilton and Wolff were at the UK factory this week. “We were chatting with the team yesterday. Toto’s a leader you can approach,” Hamilton said. “People can connect with him and his emotions. His drive, his compassion. He gets it. It’s tough for everyone in the team when things don’t go as planned. There have been a lot of lessons learned. I’m really proud of the progress he’s made, not just as a leader, but as a person too.”