Lewis Hamilton: Andrew Shovlin, Mercedes trackside engineering director, recently commended Lewis Hamilton and his work ethic. Despite the fact that the Briton did not win any races during the 2022 F1 season, no one can deny that he is one of the best racers in F1 history.
From 2014 through 2020, Lewis Hamilton dominated the sport with Mercedes, winning seven world titles.
Andrew Shovlin delves into Lewis Hamilton‘s thoughts and his relationship with the automobile in an exclusive interview, saying:
“I’ve known Lewis for a long time, and he is a driver with a great feel for what the vehicle is doing. If you can bring the automobile to where he has to go, we’ll know exactly what he’s capable of.”
“And, yes, we’ve worked together long enough to be able to have whatever talks are necessary. We all want to assume that we grow as we go in our jobs, and if you knew what you know now ten years ago, I believe you would have been more successful.”
The Mercedes trackside engineering director also acknowledged Lewis Hamilton’s dedication to winning every race and season. Shovlin emphasized how the Briton improved season by season to win the title by a wider margin.
It was also reported that Lewis Hamilton was always in contact with engineers from all departments and kept track of how the car was progressing during each season. He stated:
“Lewis, as a driver, expends a great deal of effort in determining where that advantage will come from. That ongoing search for how he might enter a new season as a stronger driver than the one we had before stems from his desire to win.”
Toto Wolff’s ‘assistance in shielding’ Lewis Hamilton from F1 and its new rule prohibiting political declarations
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Toto Wolff has stated that he will not discuss F1 and its new rule prohibiting political statements with Lewis Hamilton just yet. The Mercedes team principal wants Lewis Hamilton to rest and revitalize for the 2023 F1 season, therefore he is shielding him from any F1-related activities.
Toto Wolff stated to Sky Sports: “We haven’t discussed the political issue since he’s on his off-season, and I believe it’s good to keep yourself away from F1. This is exactly what I’m doing, shielding. When he returns, these issues will undoubtedly be presented in a favourable light. I believe we must wait and watch how this plays out. We recognize that sports are not here to make politics, but rather to bring people together.”
Toto Wolff says that after Lewis Hamilton returns from his off-season training, there will be a good conversation about the new regulation.