Jan.17 - Toto Wolff is looking forward to forthcoming meetings with Mercedes' seven time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Various matters will be on the table as the 37-year-old driver returns from his winter break - having holidayed with a group of high-profile friends in Antarctica.

"As for contract discussions, we have a full year to go," said team boss Wolff when asked about Hamilton's Mercedes deal that expires at the end of 2023.

Wolff lost his temper during fellow F1 team boss meeting

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff

"We are so aligned - in the last 10 years our relationship has grown," he added.

"It's just a matter of him physically being back in Europe, sticking our heads together, wrestling a bit, and then leaving the room with white smoke after a few hours."

Another issue on the table, meanwhile, will be the FIA's new initiative whereby drivers must get approval before making political gestures at grands prix.

"We need to see how this really pans out," Wolff said.

"We understand that sport is not here to mix with politics but on the contrary to unite.

"When Lewis has spoken with Mohammed (ben Sulayem) in the past it has always ended up in a positive discussion, so when people sit around the table together I don't think things will be as harsh as they are written down.

"Once Lewis is back, these things will certainly be discussed with a positive mindset."


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9 F1 Fan comments on “Mercedes team Boss looks ahead to Hamilton's F1 return

  1. shroppyfly

    Yawn, yawn ,Heh Toto , yeah i know its not long till I can be Arsed to get to the factory and meet all those great guys struggling with the cost of living and making a car worthy of my sorry Ass, splashing, yeah Im in the jacuzzi, Partyyyy geez.... 5 weeks till testing , reward those guys and gals at the factory with a rare visit and in any case hes 38yr not 37yr .

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  2. Shroppyfly

    Mercs new sponsor is an Ice cream brand, should be easy to remember, as a sideline they are also into "Artificial Intelligence", I cant do the obvious joke , the season hasnt even started yet.....

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Ah, go ahead and do the obvious joke. It's the off-season and I am already way ahead in down thumbs. Can't believe my very humorous dissing of Lewie's Antarctica trip pissed somebody off.

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  3. shroppyfly

    Well there's two ways you can go with this , the 1st Lewis insisted on this AI firm, because its easier to blame a machine for his lack of competitiveness, OR Toto is losing it and thought a bit more Intelligence might bolster the team for 23, his new tag line will be we've got the best AI on the grid---Until, "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that", get the reference...! and as for Jacuzzi boy, wasn't he in it with his new gf? Blondie has filed for Divorce I hear

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  4. ReallyOldRacer

    I do get the Dave ref, and word is that Lewie's new amour is Kanye West's ex. He seems to love being seen with a string of pass-around bimbos Yeah, I know, cruel.....oh well.

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