Wolff provides an update on Hamilton: “I really hope we’ll see him again”

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says “it would be an indictment for the whole of Formula 1 if the best driver decides to quit because of outrageous decisions”.

In a new interview with Kronen Zeitung Toto Wolff was asked if he is getting over the controversial ending of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“That will never be forgotten, because what happened to Lewis was just wrong,” Wolff said.

“He was unbeatable that day. Until race management blown their fuses and decided to do three rule violations.

“It’s just hard to understand. It will always stay with us, even though Max Verstappen is a worthy world champion over the course of the season.

“But that day one was better than the other – and he didn’t win.”

Lewis Hamilton has not been heard from publicly since that race, so Wolff was asked to provide an update.

“No matter what hurdle he faced, he has known all his life that he has to speak on the racetrack,” the Austrian continued.


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“But it is incredibly difficult for him until he has found a way to understand what was right and what was wrong. It just takes time.”

Toto has previously implied that Lewis’ future in Formula 1 was not certain, so when asked if we can expect to see the Briton on the track in 2022, he said:

“I really hope we’ll see him again. He is the most important part of our sport. It would be an indictment for the whole of Formula 1 if the best driver decides to quit because of outrageous decisions.”

And when will Toto see Lewis next?

“No later than February, and certainly not to drink tequila, I had enough of that in Abu Dhabi,” joked Wolff referencing the videos of him partying with the team after the race, which surfaced the next day.

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