Lewis Hamilton & Toto Wolff’s Unique Relationship Comes to Light After Crazy Outing

Published 04/04/2022, 3:35 PM EDT
IMOLA, ITALY – OCTOBER 30: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP and Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff walk in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on October 30, 2020 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time world champion in Formula One and has achieved almost everything that the sport has to offer. Despite that, he is often criticized for his off-track activities that may not be racing-related.

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Recently, between the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and Australian Grand Prix, the Mercedes driver went to Dubai for skydiving. Amid this, many criticized him as he was putting his life in danger before the coming race. However, this isn’t the first time someone has criticized Hamilton.

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In 2018, he was criticized for not focusing on the world championship while battling against Sebastian Vettel. During the crucial Singapore Grand Prix weekend, Hamilton was launching his fashion line in Shanghai and doing some off-track activities in New York. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff recalled how he shut down his critics on track.

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Wolff mentioned that the British driver recharges himself in a different manner compared to other drivers. He mentioned that in Singapore 2018, despite having a busy week in his off-track ventures, Hamilton turned up and delivered a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

The Mercedes driver produced one of the greatest qualifying laps of all time. This was enough for him to cruise home on a Singapore Grand Prix, win the next day and extend his championship lead.

“Since six years, I’ve heard ‘how can you allow Lewis to get off and fly around the world?’ You know what? He did it to his most extreme in the last 10 days. He loved it and he was in Shanghai on the catwalk, he was in New York a couple of days later, he came here, rock and roll, and he blew everyone away.”

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“Let’s be non-judgemental and allow everyone to judge how he performed best. And he knows best what is good for him,” said Toto.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 20, 2022, Third place Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with a trophy after the race REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

It is now time to stop criticizing the seven-time world champion over his off-track activities. He has consistently delivered throughout the years and proved his critics wrong.

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It would be interesting to see how Hamilton performs in Melbourne after his time off in Dubai. He would look to bounce back after a tough weekend in Saudi Arabia and get closer to the top.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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