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F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton hits back at Toto Wolff over Nico Rosberg comments

F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton hits back at Toto Wolff over Nico Rosberg comments

Triple F1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton has hit back at Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff’s claim that his strained relationship with Nico Rosberg is having an unfavourable effect on Mercedes.

Wolff recently issued a warning to the pair, claiming that their relationship is beginning to divide the team and that he would consider dropping one of them should their relationship continue to sour.

However, the response to Wolff’s comments, Hamilton, who claimed his third F1 world championship at US Grand Prix – his second back-to-back with Mercedes – said: “I don’t believe that our relationship is causing any problems, we have had 16 one-two finishes so our relationship is not really causing any problems.

“I think we have both done a great job. It is not like he has been distracted and not finished high up, or vice-versa, so I think ultimately it is easy for people to take things for granted.

“We have not caused any problems and the energy within the team is as high as it is ever going to be and that is because we do what we do how we do it.

“We are never going to be best friends, but somehow we make it work. There are moments of tension but that is the same in any kind of sport I would imagine.”

In an interview with Motorsport.com, Wolff said: ”Going forward, we will consider if it is the best set-up for the team. Personality and character within the team is a crucial ingredient for the team’s success.

”If we feel that it is not aligned with the general consensus, spirit and philosophy within the team, we might consider that when we take a decision in terms of the driver line-up going forward.’

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