Toto Wolff: "I'm confident Lewis Hamilton will stay in Mercedes in 2022"



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Toto Wolff: "I'm confident Lewis Hamilton will stay in Mercedes in 2022"

The negotiations for the renewal of the contract of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, F1 team, for 2022, are still far away. In an interview with crash.net, Mercedes Toto Wolff said: "I am confident to see Lewis with us again in 2022.

It is certainly what I hope and hope for. The journey we have traveled together has been paved with successes. Let's not forget that. He has been a Mercedes driver since the days of karting and, last but not least, he has always raced with a Stuttgart engine.

Also for these reasons it would be really natural to continue together. George Russel or Valtteri Bottas? I don't want to arrive until January 2022 to outline the composition of our next line-up. Valtteri was quite regular during the summer, and that is the moment when the official should arrive, also to give the driver peace of mind and leave him focused on driving.

There are many options at stake, but we must act in the best way for us and for our future."

Hamilton on the human rights

"Human rights? I try to educate myself on what is happening in the world. It certainly gave me great responsibility.

do not remain silent as someone might want me to do. Kneeling was good for letting the black community know that I'm on his side. It's nice to see the steps of this sport and of my team in the direction of inclusion.

When young people look at us, they may ask their parents why we kneel, and this can lead to dialogue. I'm not the one to choose where we're going to run, but I try to take steps to understand the situation. We visit many countries, there are problems all over the world, but we must not go to these countries ignoring what is happening.

We can't get here, have fun and then leave," said the Briton in press conference before the GP. Hamilton is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time and, together with Michael Schumacher, the most successful champion in the history of Formula 1.

He has won 7 world titles: in 2008 with McLaren and in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 , 2019 and 2020 with Mercedes. He is also the driver with the most wins (95), podiums (165) and pole positions (98) in the history of the competition.

It stands out for its very aggressive driving style, for its speed in qualifying and for its solidity in the race as well as for its dexterity in the wet, characteristics that make it a complete and very difficult driver for rivals.

Since his debut in the top category, Hamilton has won at least one race and one pole position during the world championship, making him the only driver in the history of the highest formula to have succeeded from the first season for fourteen consecutive years.

With seven world titles he is the most successful Briton of all time, as well as the only Anglo-Saxon to have managed to triumph for four consecutive editions (in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).