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How A Delayed Text Reply Confirmed Toto Wolff’s Worst Nightmare Of Lewis Hamilton-Ferrari Switch

Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton have been part of Mercedes for the same number of years. Moreover, they had the best team principal and racer pairing in F1’s history. They joined in 2013. But in 2014, things started to change for the best of the German team. That was the era of the turbo-hybrid engines. Now, many fans call it the Mercedes era because of the dominance of the Brackley team during that period. Before Hamilton joined the team, the German team was not one of the powerhouses in the sport. But thanks to the collaboration of Hamilton and Wolff, Mercedes achieved the status of a powerhouse.

The Silver Arrows and Lewis Hamilton together won six Driver’s World Championships and eight constructor titles. However, since 2022, the great Briton remained winless. On the other hand, Mercedes won a single race in the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix. For Mercedes and Hamilton fans, it has been a really tough couple of years. Moreover, Hamilton turned 39 this year. Things needed to change for the superstar before he hung his helmet and racing boots. All came down to the great Briton finally announcing his Ferrari move. Later, Toto Wolff revealed when he knew Hamilton’s switch to Ferrari was on the cards.

   

When Toto Wolff Realized Lewis Hamilton Will Move To Ferrari?

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Recently, the Mercedes boss told the media, including RacingNews365, that he sent Fred Vasseur a message via WhatsApp. But he did not get a reply for a couple of days. That’s when Toto knew Hamilton would switch to Ferrari. Then, Wolff mentioned that the Ferrari boss did not tell him anything. Perhaps Lewis Hamilton wanted to tell Toto Wolff himself before everyone else. Later, Toto Wolff joked about Fred Vasseur not doing a great job telling him when he eventually called him. Anyhow, Toto mentioned that there is no hard feelings between him and Vasseur. They have been friends for a long time.

But they also know they are competitors on the track. Moreover, the balancing act is not always easy, feels Wolff. It is their duty and obligation to perform to the best of their abilities for the interest of their respective team. Moreover, Toto Wolff mentioned that he understands the rationale as in how the Ferrari boss acted in that situation. On top of that, Wolff said it is not always easy to know how to handle such situations. But most importantly, Wolff believes there are no repercussions or effects on his and Vasseur’s friendship. 

Hamilton In Ferrari Next Year

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After a long and successful collaboration with Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton is ready to start a new chapter in his F1 career. He will start wearing the iconic Red uniform in 2025, replacing Carlos Sainz Jr. Hamilton signed a multi-year contract with the iconic Italian team.

Fans are eagerly waiting to see the most successful team and the seven-time champion driver race together. But before embarking on the new chapter, Hamilton would like to end his long relationship with Wolff and Mercedes on a positive note. He would like to end his winless streak with Mercedes before he gets to wear the iconic red uniform. 

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