Hamilton and Wolff comment on Lewis’ lifestyle, as the Brit has often been subjected a lot of criticism for his outgoing nature.
Lewis Hamilton’s lifestyle has often been talked about. as the 4 time world champion loves to go out and entertain himself in all ways possible.
He has received some criticism for that ‘outgoing’ nature, with critics and media often labelling him as a ‘spoilt brat’.
However, Hamilton has never let his social life affect his professional life in any way, working tirelessly to make special things happen on the racetrack.
And that was exactly the case this weekend too, when Lewis was going around the world to promote his Tommy Hilfiger clothing line.
There were murmurs going around on social media if Lewis was taking the world championship for granted, now that he had a 30 point lead and how would the exhausting launch affect his performance in Singapore.
But as Lewis showed the world, his personal life had absolutely no bearing on his performance during the Singapore GP, wherein he drove like a champion and blew the Ferrari challenge away.
“[At] the start of the year I felt great and then we tailed off and we had some struggles with understanding the car and how to utilise the equipment we had tyre-wise and balance-wise,” Hamilton said, as quoted by RaceFans.
“And then we had a couple of so-so races and luckily we found our footing.
“There’s always areas you can improve on which we will continue to work on. But I feel driving-wise on the track I definitely feel like my knowledge and my approach, the balance I have in my life in general I think is really good.
“I have no doubts this weekend, I know some of you asked some questions this weekend – and you actually asked them quite nicely rather than aggressive which you could have done – but I’m glad that you’ve seen this performance this weekend.
“And also for Toto [Wolff]. Toto really has been so instrumental in allowing me to bring Tommy along which has been a life-changing experience having them part of our team and having the opportunity to do what I’m doing with them, it’s been really amazing, such a blessing. And I said to Toto don’t for a second let it creep into you mind that I don’t want to win this championship more than anything. That’s my priority.
“So that’s why I was saying to you guys the other day and you can see that from my time [on Saturday] and my drive [in the race]. So that won’t change.
“People have asked me if I need to change my approach. I think we’ve got a great approach as a team. We’ve out-performed, often, a car that’s slightly better. We’ve out-performed them as a team. And we just need to keep doing that.” he added.
Toto Wolff too pointed out that Hamilton never lets his personal life affect his professional life and the Singapore GP win is a testament to it.
“Since six years I have heard how can you allow Lewis to fly around the world and you know what? He did it to his most extreme in the last 10 days, he was in Shanghai on the catwalk, he was in New York a couple of days later and he came here rock and roll and blew everybody away.
“Let’s just be not judgemental and allow everybody to decide how they perform best. He knows best what is good for him.” Wolff said.