Bonnington, A.K.A Bono, missed the race in Mexico and will also miss this weekend's race in America, as he is recovering from a medial procedure. With Bonnington absent, Hamilton's performance engineer Dudley, stepped up.
Hamilton drove a tremendous race in Mexico, but was complaining on the team radio that he had pitted too early for his one-stop strategy and ended up racing for 48 laps on the hard compound tyres. However, the five-time world champion, aiming to make it six, did win the race as a brilliant drive kept the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel behind.
"Phenomenal job, not easy (from Dudley)," Wolff said to Motorsport.com. "Also managing Lewis in the race. It shows we have a strength, a deep strength in the team, and Bono stepping aside for one race and handing over the baton, Marcus did a really good job together with Dom."