Toto Wolff emotional statement to Lewis Hamilton after British GP win

Before Sunday’s British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton had not won a race in 945 days, despite Mercedes CEO Toto Wolff’s continued support of the British sensation.

As the two get ready to say goodbye at the end of the season, Toto Wolff has kept his word and won the race for Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton hadn’t finished a race in first place for 945 days prior to Sunday’s British Grand Prix. The last time he did so was in the Saudi Grand Prix of 2021, where he fought for an eighth world championship, a record.

Since his contentious loss to Max Verstappen three years ago, Hamilton has had a difficult three years during which he has not won a race. Rather, Red Bull has won, and he has placed second nine times.

But now, more than a week after Wolff pledged to lift his hoodoo, his wait is at last over. Following his teammate George Russell’s victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, in which Hamilton finished fourth, the Mercedes team manager gave a speech.

“As a race car driver, it can be extremely depressing to feel as though you are not able to give your best performances, and he has had a difficult period. Now I saw him. This is something he must experience,” Wolff said to Sky Sports.

“He hasn’t suddenly forgotten how to drive in this situation; on the contrary, everything has fallen into place. He did a fantastic job in the Barcelona race. We’re going to win a race with him this year; we just need to get through this.”

After holding off Lando Norris and Verstappen to win the race on Sunday, Hamilton was overcome with emotion. Waving a Union Jack at the ecstatic Silverstone crowd, he said it had been difficult to keep his emotions in check.

“I’m crying all the time! Since 2021, I’ve gotten up every day and tried to train, fight, focus on the task at hand, and work as hard as I can with this incredible team,” he stated.

“I wanted to win this so much for them because I love them and appreciate all the hard work they’ve put in over the years. This is my last race here at the British Grand Prix with this team [before moving to Ferrari].

“I will always be appreciative to all of the members of this team, Mercedes, our partners, and our amazing fans in general. As I was turning around, I could see you lap by lap, and nothing feels better than to cross the finish line first.

Hamilton went on to say that the last three years had been extremely challenging due to his extended winless streak. However, he expressed his eagerness to focus on the future and thanked the Merecedes team for standing by him.

He continued, “I think it’s so tough for anyone.” “It’s crucial, in my opinion, to just keep getting back up and keep going deep, even when it seems like you’re at your lowest point.

“There were undoubtedly days between 2021 and now when I didn’t think I was good enough or if I would ever be able to return to where I am today, but what’s really important is that I had amazing people in my life who supported me even through those difficult times.”

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