TOTO WOLFF says it’s garbage to dismiss Lewis Hamilton’s achievements simply because he’s driving one of the best automobile.
Hamilton can set a brand new report of 92 victories ought to he win this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix.
Toto Wolff has hit again at snipes that Hamilton’s success is due to his F1 Mercedes automobileCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Mercedes boss Wolff mentioned: “Successful races and profitable championships is at all times on this sport a group train, however it’s good to put your self able that you find yourself in one of the best automobile.
“You may see plenty of gifted and expert drivers took unsuitable choices, or not well-advised choices.
Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s report of 91 race wins on the Eifel Grand Prix this month Credit score: Rex Options
“In that respect, it was him who joined Mercedes in 2013, and it’s him that sits within the automobile and is ready to execute on observe with a instrument that we offer to him.
“But it surely’s at all times a instrument. We could not obtain the data that now we have and he most likely could not obtain the data with out the best automobile, full cease.
“I do not wish to permit these voices that say, ‘nicely, he drives a Mercedes, it is apparent that he wins so many races’.
“The drivers that say that, they need to analyse why they have not discovered a method right into a Mercedes.”
Mercedes might win the constructors’ champion title this weekend and Wolff says they’ve already stopped growing this yr’s automobile “a very long time in the past”.
As an alternative, they’ve now switched their focus to constructing their automobile for the 2021 season.
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Wolff added: “It is a very, for instance, totally thought-through determination, as a result of not in each championship are you able to afford to shut the guide early.
“However the guidelines change quite a bit for subsequent yr, and in that respect we determined, like within the earlier years, to modify to subsequent yr’s automobile, and that is why you’ll be able to see that shift in efficiency between the groups.
“I feel we at all times have a really robust begin and center of the season, after which whoever continues to develop is robust on the finish.”