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Hamilton has been crucial to Mercedes success - Wolff

15-11-2018 16:23
by Adam Newton
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Hamilton has been crucial to Mercedes success - Wolff

It’s pretty obvious to even the most casual F1 follower that Lewis Hamilton has been instrumental in charging Mercedes to five consecutive Constructors’ Championships.

But now we’ve got the confirmation we didn’t necessarily need from Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.

Hamilton has won more than half of the races since the rule changes gave Mercedes the upper hand at the start of 2014.

When asked if they would’ve had the same success without the newly crowned five time World Champion, Wolff responded: "No, we wouldn't have won five championships.

"He's an extraordinary driver and an unbelievable personality, human is the right word, and therefore he has been an integral part of the team.”

Wolff also made sure to mention all those working back at the factory to make Hamilton’s heroics possible.

He added: "There are many other exceptional people who have contributed to the success but clearly it wouldn't have gone without him and it wouldn't have gone without others either."

benignlyindifferent +18 15-11-2018 21:21
Both Ferrari drivers finished ahead of the second Mercedes. Enough said. Would love to see a surprise move with Weirlein drafted into the second seat.

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