Wolff: Hamilton’s slump motivated him


Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has claimed that World Champion Lewis Hamilton’s Monaco Grand Prix victory was inspired on by his recent winless streak.

Achieving his 44th career win, Wolff believes that Hamilton was motivated and eager to be back on the top step of the podium after suffering a series of mishaps and blemishes throughout the season.

The Austrian also added that the Monte Carlos victory helped raise the team morale in the garage.

“These last couple of weeks have strengthened him and strengthened our relationship,” he explained.

“That’s how I perceive it. If you go through really bad times together it builds the relationship and gives the relationship even more strengths.

“We had many discussions in the difficult moments and in the end this is just what the doctor ordered.

“We needed that win, he needed that win.

“We put Nathan on the podium – his Number One mechanic – and although I feel for Nico that it wasn’t going well for him it’s just a big relief that we were able to score that win with him after such a terrible streak of bad luck.”