Toto Wolff has seen Lewis Hamilton “stepping up every single season”

05-12-2019 16:23
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
Toto Wolff has seen Lewis Hamilton “stepping up every single season”

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has said that he has seen Lewis Hamilton “stepping up every single season” since joining the team in 2013 and dominating the hybrid era of Formula 1.

Hamilton made his move from McLaren to the Silver Arrows for the 2013 season before changes to the sport brought it into the hybrid era in 2014, which Mercedes has dominated winning six drivers and constructors championships in a row.
Five of those World Championships going to the Briton as he wrapped up his sixth at the US Gran Prix, going on to finish the season on 413 points, 87 more than second placed teammate Valtteri Bottas.

“I think I have seen him stepping up every single season,” Wolff said as quoted by

“There is the next generation coming up and putting in strong performances and Valtteri has been going very strong, so the way the car drives, this 2019 car, I think he needed to adapt a little bit. 

“It’s not always a car that is perfect for him, so I think generally, as in any sport, it is about adaptability and we have shown he has done this really well this year.”

Hamilton’s future at Mercedes beyond 2020 remains unknown with Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto sharing his interest about his availability for 2021 in Abu Dhabi and Charles Leclerc welcoming him as a potential teammate.


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