Toto Wolff reacts to a reporter's question: Does Hamilton earn as much as Max?

Lewis Hamilton's new contract has caused many dilemmas

by Sead Dedovic
Toto Wolff reacts to a reporter's question: Does Hamilton earn as much as Max?
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After Lewis Hamilton signed a new contract with Mercedes, rumors immediately appeared about how much the Briton will earn. Some believe that Lewis will earn as much as Max. Precisely because of this, Martin Brundle took the opportunity during the F1 Italian GP to ask Toto Wolff about whether Hamilton will have the same salary as Max.

“I don’t know what Max earns”. - Wolff said, as quoted by! Hamilton's new two-year contract made all Mercedes and British fans happy. Lewis will have a chance to show his qualities in the coming years.

Toto Wolff, CEO of the team, is especially happy that the story finally got a positive epilogue. The Austrian emphasized that it was difficult to imagine Hamilton in another team. “I think, first of all, his role with the team will go on for a longer period, even when he decides not to drive.

I can’t see him driving for another team. He is going to always be this iconic racing driver and personality."

Lewis Hamilton and his future

Although some are in a dilemma whether Hamilton can be equally good in the coming years, and whether he will lose his qualities with age, Wolff emphasized that age does not play any role; “I very much hope that our careers and journey continues beyond racing.

You see athletes pushing boundaries. We have scientific understanding of how to live our lives. Tom Brady is a good example. He is, for me, one of the greatest athletes in terms of being on the pitch, he was 44 or 45 and still throwing the ball." As an example, he used the legendary Spaniard, Fernando Alonso, who shows how good he is even at the age of 42.

“Fernando, you see that his anger still drives him. He’s super fast. With Lewis, we can go a long way”.

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