At the FIA Prize-Giving ceremony Lewis Hamilton gave his comments on the rumors that he and team boss Toto Wolff might leave Mercedes in 2021.
It cannot be argued that the combination of Wolff and Hamilton brought Mercedes unprecedented success in Formula 1, so it’s not surprising that there is a lot of interest in the duo from other employers. Recently there has been a lot of speculation that Hamilton might move to Ferrari in 2021, while Wolff has been linked with a leadership role within Formula 1 itself.
At the FIA Prize-Giving ceremony Hamilton spoke of the rumors.
“I’ve been with Mercedes since I was 13, so it’s really hard to imagine myself being anywhere else,“ said Hamilton.
“What we’ve built over the period that I’ve been there, in the last seven years – but obviously Mercedes have been working longer than that – at the moment is dominant.
“It’s a strong force and I think it’s taken us time to build the strength in depth from within and have the consistency we have.
“It’s not something that has just come overnight, and other teams don’t currently have the elements that we have in place. It takes time to build those things.
“Would it be the same without Toto? I don’t think so. But he’s got to do what’s right for him.
“And just like I’ll know what’s right for me when I have to make that decision, he has to make the right decision for him and what’s best for him and his family and his future.
„Change is also sometimes a good thing,” concluded the six-time champion.