“No One’s Below” Toto Wolff in Mercedes F1 – Lewis Hamilton

Published 11/02/2020, 3:20 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – November 1, 2020 Race winner Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference after the race FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


A 1-2 finish by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas respectively ensured Mercedes their seventh consecutive Constructors’ title at Imola GP. In doing so, they smashed Ferrari’s record of six consecutive titles.

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Lewis Hamilton was visibly proud of the team post-Imola GP and was full of praises for the team in the pit and back at the factory. He pointed out the hard work everyone has put in to make this possible.

In the post-race interview, he went on to explain that Mercedes can keep doing this if they wanted to. He was clear that the team and himself are looking forward to taking the challenges head-on.

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In the FIA post-race conference, Lewis Hamilton sang praises of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and his leadership skills.

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Lewis Hamilton explains how Toto Wolff is a great leader

During the interview, Lewis Hamilton admitted that he was a little surprise when he did not see Toto Wolff at the podium. However, Lewis acknowledged that it was a mark of a true leader to put the team first.

He said, “I think whilst it would have been nice for him to be up there with us, I think that’s a real showing of a leader.

“He’s not trying to be at the front of every photo. He’s not trying to claim anything. He puts the team first,” Lewis further added.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – November 1, 2020 Race winner Lewis Hamilton as the Mercedes team celebrate winning the constructors championships Pool via Reuters/Luca Bruno

Lewis claimed, that in his view, Toto Wolff is the best leader there. He further clarified that the team’s performance under Wolff speaks for the amazing job he has done.

Lewis expressed, “I think it’s his mentality, the balance of drive, compassion, understanding and ego. All of them come together to create the best boss you could have.”

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Lewis further stated the personal touch that Wolff puts in his leadership position. He stated that Wolff really does care about how everyone is doing.

Lewis concluded by saying, “He’s a great guy and I feel privileged to have him as our leader. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without his guidance.”

Toto Wolff’s guidance has been absolutely essential to Mercedes’ domination during the hybrid era. However, there are some speculations over his contract as team principal next year. If Wolff decides to stay away from the paddock, it will be interesting to see how Mercedes performs without him.

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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