Wolff reveals Hamilton more emotional than Rosberg
24 April, 2013
Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff has revealed that Lewis Hamilton’s approach to racing is emotional, while his teammate Nico Rosberg is more measured.
Speaking in an interview with the official F1 website Wolff revealed, “You could say that Nico (Rosberg) has a Teutonic way of approaching things. That starts with his daily routine and ends with how he solves problems.”
“Lewis’ approach is more emotional – and he has a lot of emotions. But if you look at the lap times, both ways work equally well – it’s only a different avenue!”
Hamilton and Roberg have raced against each other throughout their racing careers, and were reunited as teammates at the start of the 2013 season when Hamilton left McLaren to replace Michael Schumacher in the Silver Arrows.
Wolff is getting to know his drivers, but admits, “Three months is not an overly long time. I have seen a bit of their private side, but of course much more of their professional side, and what I can spontaneously say is that I not only admire their talent, but also their very focused working style. Nothing can distract them from their goal: to win. Sure, they are different in their approach.”
On the subject regarding the future of team principal Ross Brawn, amid talk that Paddy Lowe is set to join the team, Wolff said, “ Ross is team principal and I don’t want to change that.” (Apex)