“He manages to be the best racing driver he can be” – Susie Wolff says Lewis Hamilton hasn’t changed at all since his go-kart days
Susie Wolff has revealed that Lewis Hamilton and his approach to life and racing have been exactly the same since his karting days.
Hamilton is arguably one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He currently has seven world titles, for which he is tied with the legendary Michael Schumacher.
Six of his seven league wins have come during his time at Mercedes. The Briton joined the Silver Arrows in 2013, in a move many considered risky. However, we all know how it ended.
Lewis with Susie Wolff and Angela Cullen 📸 pic.twitter.com/iNo8pOBSKI
— Updates from Sir Lewis Hamilton (@SirLewisUpdates) May 26, 2021
Mercedes and Hamilton embarked on an era of total dominance, with no other team or driver about to derail them, until Max Verstappen and Red Bull in 2021. Hamilton’s legacy in sport is unmatched, with him having the most wins, fastest laps and pole positions in history.
During his time at Mercedes, Hamilton became close to team principal Toto Wolff and his wife Susie Wolff. The latter herself, is an established racing driver, and has participated in FP1 sessions for Williams in F1. She is currently CEO of the Formula-E team, Venturi Racing.
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Great respect and admiration for what Lewis Hamilton has achieved, says Wolff
Wolff, in a recent interview, opened up about his relationship with the 37-year-old. She revealed that he had barely changed as a person since his start in karting.
She also mentioned the fact that she, along with Hamilton, always “remembers” the good old days. This includes Hamilton talking about Wolff’s family.
“Just two days ago we were reminiscing about something that happened in the days of karting that we remember,” she said. “And if I haven’t seen him in a while, the first thing he does is ask me how my parents, John and Sally, are doing. And we remember a lot.
— Susie Wolff (@Susie_Wolff) December 16, 2021
“I watched some of the races with Anthony, his father, and he is absolutely the same. I have so much admiration and respect for Lewis, what he’s accomplished, how he manages his life to be the best racing driver he can be.”
Hamilton heads into race three of the 2022 season fifth in the drivers’ standings, behind Mercedes team-mate George Russell.
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