Toto Wolff on how Hamilton and Russell “race each other”

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he is happy with how “respectful” Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are with each other, even when they “race each other”.

Mercedes has had bad experiences with their drivers competing against each other, more specifically from 2014 until 2016 when Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were involved in fierce on and off-track battles.

However, Toto Wolff says this is not the case with Hamilton and his young team-mate George Russell.

“[George has] integrated very well, it’s almost like he’s been here forever,” the Austrian said.

“And I’m really happy about the two of them, how they interact, how respectful they are with each other.”

Wolff then went on to explain exactly how the two of them have raced each other so far.

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“Even the situation where they race each other, and it’s getting a bit, you know… ‘I’m not giving you room, okay I’m going to find another way, then give the position back’.

“I think this is how teammates should race each other. That’s okay. I’m happy with how [George has] settled in.”

Overall, Toto says he couldn’t wish for more when it comes to Mercedes’ driver line-up.

“I enjoy seeing them working together, the level is high from both of them. And that has put us in a decent situation in the constructors’ championship.

“So I couldn’t wish for any better pairing.”

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