Motorsport

Wolff: Hamilton in best place I've ever seen

2017-06-20 22:55
Lewis Hamilton (TEAMtalk Media)

Cape Town - Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton's current frame of the mind is the best he has seen since the Brit joined the Silver Arrows.

Hamilton has had a roller coaster start to the 2017 season with difficult weekends in Sochi and Monte Carlo offsetting race victories in Barcelona and Montreal.

The three-time World Champion, though, is just 12 points behind World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari and Mercedes continue to trade blows with one another in an epic title fight.

"Lewis is in the best place I have seen him during any of the last five years since he joined the team," Mercedes boss Wolff said.

"Not only because he had a great weekend in Montreal, but because he is coping so well with the difficult days.

"This is what the very best are made of. When the fight gets tough, they get over it quickly and maximise their opportunities.

"When you have a bad day, you can either be downbeat about it or pull yourself up and start to act on it. This is what we have done. We moved on, and these are the days that make you progress much more than the good days.

"Every time we've had a difficult weekend we have come back stronger. And that speaks volumes for the people in this team."

Read more on:    mercedes  |  lewis hamilton  |  toto wolff  |  f1
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.