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Wolff full of praise for Britain’s ‘Greatest ever F1 Talent’ Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton is the greatest British F1 driver in history, according to Toto Wolff - Credit: Steve Etherington

Lewis Hamilton has failed to finish on the podium in either of the last two races, and three times in the last four races, but Toto Wolff says his performances have warranted better results than he has achieved.

Hamilton’s misfortune in the past two rounds has seen him drop out of a commanding lead in Azerbaijan due to a loose headrest, while his Austrian Grand Prix last weekend was affected by a gearbox penalty that left him on the back foot at the start.

The Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport is full of praise for the three-time World Champion, feeling that Hamilton is at the very best British driver in Formula 1 history, and he fully expects him to come back to form this weekend at Silverstone, a place where he excels and a venue he has won at the past three years.

“The entire weekend is like a celebration of motorsport in the UK and of course also a celebration of the driver who is in my view the country’s greatest ever F1 talent, Lewis,” said Wolff. “He enjoys a very special relationship with the fans at Silverstone and has a fantastic record there in recent years.

“The determination for Lewis to fight back with a strong performance this weekend needs no more explanation. Things could have been a lot worse at the last two races – but his performance and pace deserved a lot better.

“He has handled the setbacks with the calmness and maturity we have come to expect from him. Lewis is doing the job in a pretty perfect way right now and if he keeps doing that, the results will follow.”

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