Wolff says Hamilton’s continued leadership crucial to Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton’s leadership qualities are seen as crucial to Mercedes’ chances of winning future Formula 1 championships, according to team principal Toto Wolff, as he confirmed Hamilton’s contract extension along with teammate George Russell’s until 2025. The decision to retain both drivers was an easy one due to their strong partnership and the success they have achieved together. Hamilton’s role as a leader within the team and his impeccable track record make him an integral part of Mercedes’ future success. Furthermore, as a global icon, Hamilton has played a significant role in shaping the team’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. As for Russell, despite a tougher 2023 season, Wolff sees the potential for him to evolve into a stronger driver due to his speed, tenacity, intelligence, and attention to detail.