Toto Wolff Announces Time of Lewis Hamilton Meeting With a Subtle Dig at His Antics in Abu Dhabi

Published 01/14/2022, 9:38 AM EST
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 15: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning a 7th F1 World Drivers Championship with Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff in the Pitlane after the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on November 15, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)


Mercedes boss Toto Wolff will next meet Lewis Hamilton in February at the earliest. The F1 star has been away from the social media glare since the colossal blow in Abu Dhabi. The 2021 F1 season was arguably the most exciting season we have seen in a long time but it ended with a lot of controversies. Hamilton looked furious over developments during the Safety car period, even calling the race “manipulated”.

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However, things were not all bad for the Silver Arrows when the sun settled on 12th December in Abu Dhabi.

The team won their 8th consecutive constructors’ championship, continuing their unprecedented dominance since 2014. Team boss Toto Wolff and outgoing driver Valtteri Bottas celebrated the night in an Abu Dhabi club with drinks and slow jams. Wolff recently made a reference of that party while announcing his next meet with the star driver.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP, Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes GP and Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talk on stage at the F1 Live event during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

Wolff will meet Lewis Hamilton in February

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In a recent interview quoted by SoyMotor, Wolff talked about his next meeting with the star driver. The Austrian jokingly added that his plans for that meet do not include tequila as he has had a lot of it in Abu Dhabi.

“At the latest, we will meet again in February, and of course, it will not be to drink tequila. I had enough of that in Abu Dhabi,” said the Austrian boss.

Wolff has said on multiple occasions that he desperately wants the Briton to continue. However, he is not sure of what Hamilton’s final call would be. “I really hope we see Lewis back in Formula 1, as he’s the most important part of our sport. It would be an accusation for the entire category if the best driver decided to leave due to scandalous decisions,” he added.

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Now, the time for a concrete decision is close. With around a month left for the winter testing, fans are eagerly waiting for Sir Lewis’ return to the grid for more rounds of intense title fights. What is your prediction about the same?

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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