Toto Wolff explains why he felt he needed to “protect” Lewis Hamilton

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff explains he needed to “protect” Lewis Hamilton in the first half of the 2022 season, because “people have started to hit out at him”.

Several times during the first half of the 2022 season, Toto Wolff apologized to Lewis Hamilton for providing him with a subpar car. The radio messages were also broadcasted to the viewing audience.

In an interview with Square Mile, the Austrian explained why he felt he needed to issue such apologies.

“I need to protect him, because people have started to hit out at him, which is not right,” Wolff said.

“It’s complete nonsense: he’s the greatest driver of all-time. The car is just subpar.


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“George has sometimes struggled a bit less because he’s maybe used to driving difficult cars at the back of the grid, but Lewis was unlucky on many occasions.

“He could have scored another two podiums and then the pendulum would have swung.

“So, it is to make sure that everybody comprehends that the car is not performing, and not that the driver is at fault,” Wolff concluded.

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