Nico Rosberg: Uncertainty over Lewis Hamilton's contract has put stress on Toto Wolff

“It leads to uncertainty, even if the leadership, if Lewis hasn’t signed yet"

by Sead Dedovic
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Nico Rosberg: Uncertainty over Lewis Hamilton's contract has put stress on Toto Wolff
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Nico Rosberg believes that Lewis Hamilton's new contract will create stability and calmness in the Mercedes team. Although this story lasted a long time, and it was not possible to guess what the outcome would be, the Briton decided to extend his contract with Mercedes with the aim of showing that he still possesses the same quality in the following seasons.

Stability, calmness,” Rosberg said on the Sky F1 podcast, as quoted by crash.net! “It leads to uncertainty, even if the leadership, if Lewis hasn’t signed yet. It puts stress because what if Lewis prefers to go surfing at the beach? Big problem.

It puts stress on someone like Toto, who won’t show it because he’s an incredibly good negotiator and incredibly cold. But it puts stress”.

Mercedes and Red Bull

Mercedes has a difficult task ahead of them, given that Red Bull currently has absolute dominance.

Toto Wolff and the team are working hard to find the right solutions and enter the next season much stronger. Rosberg believes that Mercedes and other teams are currently copying Red Bull. “Analyse the Red Bull car. Christian Horner was telling me that he thinks next year will be closer because everyone will copy their car.

That was his thought after Monza." The former German F1 driver emphasized that other teams should go in the direction Red Bull is going. McLaren is one of the teams that applied exactly that tactic. It can be said that it paid off for them.

“All teams need to do that, understand what Red Bull is doing and go down that route, as much as possible. That’s what McLaren did, to some extent, and it worked wonders straight away. All teams will do that. Also, understand what McLaren did to make such a jump, they’ve done an exceptional job”.

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