There’s no limit to Lewis in­ner drive, says team boss Wolff

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - THE SCORE -

se­cond great­est driver of all time. Hamil­ton has at least one more year to run on his £40mil­lion-a-year Mercedes deal, and has al­ready com­mit­ted to re­main­ing in the sport be­yond next sea­son.

“Lewis is still very mo­ti­vated and you can see he wants to win every sin­gle race,” said Mercedes team prin­ci­pal Toto Wolff, who has over­seen Hamil­ton’s dom­i­nance of the sport. “We need to pro­vide him with a good car. There is no limit.”

Hamil­ton started from fifth on the grid, but came within just four laps of se­cur­ing the cham­pi­onship in style fol­low­ing the com­bi­na­tion of a fine start and a on­estop strat­egy. Hamil­ton’s for­mer team-mate Nico Ros­berg was among those to con­grat­u­late him.

Ros­berg abruptly re­tired af­ter beat­ing his Mercedes col­league to the ti­tle in 2016 – the only time in the last six years that Hamil­ton has not claimed the tro­phy.

Ros­berg tweeted: “Kart­ing to­gether who would have thought that we’d both be F1 world cham­pion one day. And you? You’ve achieved it for the sixth time – on your way to be­com­ing the GOAT.” Fel­low Bri­tish world cham­pion Jen­son But­ton tweeted: “Con­grat­u­la­tions Lewis Hamil­ton.

“The boy from Steve­nage does it again.”

DJ Trevor Nel­son called for Hamil­ton to be­come the lat­est Bri­tish sport­ing star to be knighted. “Sir Andy Murray, Sir Mo Farah, Sir Nick Faldo, Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Henry Cooper, Sir Jackie Ste­wart, Sir Matthew Pin­sent ... now Lewis Hamil­ton. What are they wait­ing for?”

Lewis Hamil­ton, right, and team prin­ci­pal Toto Wolff

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