Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff responds after Lewis Hamilton’s comment: “It’s your job”

Lewis Hamilton had a sad start to 2022. The Briton seems to be struggling with the car since regulations changed. As a result, his performance on the track deviated from their usual intact standards.

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However, the Miami GP this weekend was a big improvement for Hamilton compared to the last race in Imola where Lewis finished P13. Although Miami saw him finish higher in the standings, he was once again beaten by his teammate George Russell.

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DIVE DEEPER

The boss of the Mercedes F1 breaks the nuances of the fight between Lewis Hamilton and George Russell at the Miami Grand Prix

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Although, this time, Mercedes ’questionable strategy helped Russell beat Hamilton. Mercedes team director Toto Wolff recently came out and cleared the air around the pit stop call.

Toto Wolff explains why Lewis Hamilton didn’t change the tires under a safety car in Miami

The race in Miami was a pretty boring thing. The excitement started in the later stages due to the collision of Land Norris who pulled out a safety car. This gave the team a chance to take their places with the right strategic call.

However, the Mercedes team left it at that Hamilton decide whether he wants to fight for a new set or not. The Briton decided to stay out, which turned out to be the wrong invitation. This allowed George Russell to fly it with fresher rubber when restarting.

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IMOLA, ITALY – OCTOBER 30: Lewis Hamilton from the UK and Mercedes GP and Mercedes GP CEO Toto Wolff walk in Paddock during the preview of the Emilia Romagna F1 Grand Prix at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack on October 30, 2020 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson / Getty Images)

That’s why the 7-time world champion was frustrated ventilated after the race “When the team says it’s your choice, I have no information to make a decision. So that’s your job, decide because you have the details. No, I’m just relying on the boys. “

However, Toto Wolff recently intervened to calm the waters. He explained the whole torment and He said, “Lewis was in trouble. The exit of the safety car was obviously unfavorable for him, but it was in George’s favor. … Lewis had to make a decision: will I keep the position on the track with a hard tire or will I go for a soft tire? But that would be difficult. “

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Hamilton race engineer Peter Bonnington also confirmed after the race that even if Hamilton decided to go boxing instead of staying outside, he would still end up behind Russell.

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