Toto Wolff explains how Lewis Hamilton has develop into ‘just a little bit’ like Michael Schumacher at Mercedes

Analyzing Lewis Hamilton’s work with Mercedes over the previous few years, Toto Wolff sees similarities between him and Method 1 legend Michael Schumacher.

Since Hamilton has been part of the workforce for the previous 10 years, Wolff feels that he’s a correct “workforce member” now, reasonably than a short lived driver, and has develop into part of the household.

Hamilton’s involvement with the workforce within the improvement of the automobile and his presence within the manufacturing unit have led Wolff to make the comparability with Michael Schumacher.

Talking on the Past The Grid podcast, he mentioned:

“Clearly, there’s his involvement in growing the automobile, and his presence within the manufacturing unit. However I feel on the race weekends, he has develop into such a senior determine, possibly just a little bit like Michael (Schumacher) was again within the day.”

Michael Schumacher was an integral a part of Mercedes when he returned to the game in 2010 after having an astonishing profession with Ferrari till 2006. That yr additionally marked Mercedes’ first yr in Method 1 since 1955.

The workforce wasn’t very aggressive within the first few years after its return. They had been depending on Schumacher’s expertise and information and, therefore; he had main involvement within the improvement of their vehicles again within the day. Wolff now sees Lewis Hamilton in an analogous gentle.

Sebastian Vettel, Crimson BullMichael Schumacher, MercedesTimo Glock, Marussia

After Schumacher retired, he was changed by Hamilton in 2013. With Hamilton within the driver’s seat and help from Niki Lauda, a former F1 driver and 3-time World Champion, the workforce developed sufficient to say dominance within the turbo-hybrid period.

They secured a complete of seven Drivers’ World Championships and eight Constructors’ Championships.

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