user icon

Toto Wolff okay with Lewis Hamilton's "tricks"

  • Published on 26 Nov 2016 13:53
  • comments 2
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Mercedes bosses think that Lewis Hamilton is employing mind tricks in a bid to defeat Nico Rosberg this weekend.

Hamilton must win on Sunday to stand any chance of winning the title, and he already began to put the pressure on by beating Rosberg in each of the first three practice sessions.

Both Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have responded to recent comments from Hamilton, referring to a change in crew members between both Mercedes drivers at the start of the year.

"Maybe I'll write a book in ten years and we'll put some things in there," said Wolff.

And Lauda told Italy's Corriere della Sera: "I think Lewis was joking.

"But I tell you, if Toto and I decided to do a book, it would be much longer than his!"

Hamilton also caused controversy with further comments on Friday night, hinting that he didn't feel Rosberg was a deserving champion.

"I should keep this private," he said, "but in my heart, with how I have performed this season, I will feel that if he (Rosberg) is labelled world champion, it doesn't necessarily mean that to me."

But Wolff feels that the mind games are part of the battle.

"They can't be in love with each other this weekend but they need to play all the tricks to put themselves in a situation to hopefully win the championship," he said.

"Lewis needs that 'me against the world' thing," he added.

 

Replies (2)

Login to reply
  • StigsSon

    Posts: 35

    Go Nico!

    • + 1
    • Nov 26 2016 - 23:38
  • marabunta

    Posts: 1

    Did you notice the look on Laudas face when Hamilton got the winners trophy and they played the British national anthem...like he was going to vomit

    • + 0
    • Nov 27 2016 - 23:57

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 2,361
  • Podiums 98
  • Grand Prix 121
  • Country GB
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (36)
  • Place of b. Tewin, GB
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
21 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
11 - Jun 13
Canada
25 - Jun 27
France
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
21 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
11 - Jun 13
25 - Jun 27
France Paul Ricard
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar