F1: Wolff explains Hamilton’s silence


While Lewis Hamilton has been silent since the end of the season and the loss of the world title in Abu Dhabi, Toto Wolff has tried to explain the behavior of his driver.

Lewis Hamilton wallows in silence. While he saw a historic eighth world championship title slip away on the last lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Briton has not spoken since and has cleaned up on social networks. A behavior that questions while the doubts about the future of the career of the Mercedes driver are legion. Recently questioned by the German specialist site Motorsport-Total, Toto Wolff confided that  » words simply fail him ».

Claiming that Lewis Hamilton has  » emotions which fluctuate, which oscillate very strongly, more than the others “, The boss of the Mercedes team tried to explain what can go through the head of his driver.  » Obviously we lose faith cause we can’t understand what just happened, added the Austrian leader. But we were also in constant communication regarding the appeal. He was also at the office with me and everyone else involved, and we have been in regular contact over the past few days.. »

Wolff advised Hamilton to take advantage of his ennoblement

A few days after the race in Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton made his only public appearance. The seven-time world champion was knighted by Prince Charles during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Before the event, Toto Wolff gave advice to his pilot.  » What i told her before it was that he had to try to take advantage of these few hours during which his life’s work and his accomplishments were going to be honored, that he had to try to keep the positive moments with him », Confided the boss of the Mercedes team.

Convinced that the British had followed his advice, Toto Wolff said that  » it was an honor for him « . Once officially Sir Lewis Hamilton, the pilot at number 44 has  » resumed videoconferences to decide what to do « Concerning the appeal that may be brought against the decision of the FIA ​​Stewards. The German team thus turned to appeasement and the desire to see things move while an investigation was launched to learn the lessons of what may have happened.

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