Wolff Leaks Gloomy Reality of Ever-Positive Lewis Hamilton as the Only Reason He’s a 7x Champ

Published 12/11/2022, 6:55 AM EST

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Becoming an F1 driver is one of the toughest things in the world, let alone winning the championship. To think that Lewis Hamilton has 7 of them is insane, to say the least. His move to Mercedes was labeled a huge gamble by many. However, he shut the critics in the most Lewis fashion ever- winning 6 championships with the Silver Arrows.

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But how did a boy from Stevenage become F1’s biggest name? Among many other virtues, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed one thing that sets apart Hamilton from his colleagues.

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Mercedes big gun Toto Wolff told Cars and Culture, “The reason he’s a seven-time champion is that he questions himself every day even after the most successful performances. He still finds areas of weaknesses and gaps and that is not only in a racing car, but it’s also outside of the racing car.”

Hamilton is statistically the best-ever driver in F1 with 103 wins to his name in addition to his joint-highest championship. The Briton has also scored the most points and podium finishes in the process as well.

Hamilton will look again to challenge for the title next season after a dismal 2022 season. Whether the Mercedes man is successful in his attempt remains to be seen.

Toto Wolff confident of Lewis Hamilton extending his Mercedes stay beyond 2023

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are not just a team, it’s a love story. One that looks like it’ll continue beyond 2023 as boss Toto Wolff feels increasingly confident of Lewis putting pen to paper on a new deal. Hamilton’s current contract expires at the end of next season and the Austrian boss wants to deal with it this winter.

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Wolff told on F1’s Beyond the Grid Podcast, “Certainly, Lewis’ contract is one of the topics that we will tackle over the winter. There’s no firm deadline.”

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He further mentioned, “Lewis is part of the team and the team is part of Lewis. [There is] no reason to [for that to] not continue. I think one of his strengths is that he’s always hungry, always eager. He’s a great sportsman, but he’s also someone who is extremely driven and determined.”

The contract can be one of the last extensions of Hamilton’s career, who turns 38 in January. Moreover, he’ll be aiming to making it count and bag the championship to celebrate it.

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Can Toto Wolff hand Lewis Hamilton a competitive car to end their last year’s slump or will Lewis Hamilton think of moving to a different team if Mercedes is unable to deliver a worthy vehicle?

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Tanmay Khanna

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Tanmay Khanna is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. He has always been an avid sports fan, with F1 and soccer being his two favorites. Due to his inherent love for sports and competition, he has been able to understand the world of F1 inside out.
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