July 6, 2022

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Toto Wolff singled out for Lewis Hamilton woes at Mercedes this yr – 'He’s accountable'

Toto Wolff is solely responsible if Lewis Hamilton cannot start preventing on the entrance very quickly, in keeping with former F1 driver Christian Danner. In all of Hamilton’s earlier 15 seasons in F1, he has all the time been in a position to win not less than one race.

The closest he got here to snapping that spectacular file was method again in 2013 throughout his first season at Mercedes. Hamilton’s solitary victory that yr got here on the Hungarian Grand Prix, a trick he has received a file eight occasions.

However the 37-year-old is now going through the very actual prospect of going a whole season with a single race victory with Mercedes struggling to shut the hole to Ferrari and Pink Bull. Reliability points for his or her rivals have helped Mercedes considerably via the opening 9 races with each Hamilton and Russell in a position to end each race.

Nevertheless, they’ve nonetheless come unstuck in making an attempt to problem on the entrance of the grid and Danner believes the fault lies instantly on the ft of Mercedes boss Wolff. “Let me put it this manner, Hamilton has already been written off by many individuals, particularly the journalists, however solely on Hamilton can it nonetheless be accomplished!” Danner mentioned on ServusTV.

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“It’s the identical as with different prime drivers, he wants his automotive. If he doesn’t come alongside, it’s Toto Wolff’s fault. He’s chargeable for delivering a great automotive.

“For those who examine it, the Mercedes actually can’t come near Ferrari and Pink Bull in the mean time.” Danner added: “I admire him [Wolff] very a lot.

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“He actually has received sufficient titles lately. However please who made the automotive like this? That is what the workforce does. The automotive is simply tuned too exhausting. That is the issue. Nevertheless, you’ll be able to tune a automotive your self.

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