Mercedes are very much looking forward to the upcoming season of Formula One. They have the young talent of George Russell driving alongside 7-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton.
However, many are concerned about how the two British drivers will get along. After all, things seemed to have gone sour when Hamilton had Nico Rosberg as his teammate at the Brackley-based team. Team principal Toto Wolff stated that Lewis will respect the competition that he will have with Russell in 2022.
Wolff states that Lewis Hamilton will have a fair competition with Russell
After Valtteri Bottas parted ways with the Silver Arrows at the end of the 2021 season, Mercedes choose to bring in Russell from Williams. Many were excited to see a British lineup at the Wolff-led team, but there were some who were concerned about the two working together.
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 10, 2021 Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff talks in the team principals press conference FIA/Handout via
Speaking of this to Auto Motor und Sport, Wolff said, “The size of Lewis is often wrongly questioned. Even after the events in Abu Dhabi, he immediately congratulated Max. Lewis only wants one thing: fair competition on the track. We will deliver that.” (Translated from German via Google)
How will he keep the Mercedes duo under control?
In Formula One, your teammate is your biggest rival. A team requires both drivers to work together to get the best result. Seeing that Mercedes had a tough time when Rosberg and Hamilton were partners, Wolff gives his thoughts of having two talented drivers on the same for the 2022 season.
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium – September 1, 2019 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ George Russell before the race REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo
He said, “I would like us to have two lightning-fast drivers driving for victory. And if not, then we need these drivers to get our car back on the winning road.”
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