Hamilton is unsure about Wolff running F1

26-06-2019 08:16 | Updated: 26-06-2019 11:08
by Bobby Vincent
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Hamilton is unsure about Wolff running F1

Lewis Hamilton is not sure that his team principal at Mercedes, Toto Wolff, would be the best person to take over running Formula 1.

Wolff sees his current deal at Mercedes expire at the end of the 2020 season - coincedentally, at the same time, Chase Carey (F1 CEO) sees his deal expire as well.

However, Hamilton is unsure about his current boss taking over F1, despite praising him as a manager; the five-time world champion wants to see a "complete neutral" take over the reigns.

"I don't believe there's a better manager than Toto within the whole of Formula 1," Hamilton claimed to RaceFans. "However, sitting back as a fan, sitting in the room with people who have to make ultimate decisions we, as humans, we can be biased.

"You've got (FIA President) Jean Todt who, I know Jean is level, but the fact is he's been with the red team for so long surely when he wakes up there's a red T-shirt and there's a silver T-shirt he probably goes for a red one, you know what I mean? Just like when I get out of bed and I see 44 I see number six, I will go for number 44.

"Toto has been Mercedes through and through for such a long period of time. I don't know if there's anything in that but if there's a choice of management I think he would be the best."

 

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