Wolff: Hamilton was in a different dimension in Hungary
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff was full of praise for Lewis Hamilton following his driver’s eighth win of the campaign at the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying he was in a “different dimension” to everyone else.
Max Verstappen led the race in Budapest for the majority of the afternoon with Hamilton in behind, but a strategic masterstroke from Mercedes in bringing their main in for new tyres with 20 laps to go proved to be the difference. As Verstappen’s tyres disintegrated, Hamilton steadily made up the 20-second gap to P1 before overtaking with a handful of laps remaining.
The pitstop may have been the deciding factor, but Wolff thinks the performance of Hamilton to make up the ground can’t be underestimated.
"Lewis' driving today was of a different dimension," said the Silver Arrows team principal.
"In order to dominate an era a team needs to work together on a journey towards creating something special.
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