The world champion delivered maybe his strongest ever season in 2020 as he roared to his seventh title, matching the file of Michael Schumacher.
The extent of his dominance, nevertheless, prompted some to query whether or not Hamilton’s success was down extra to his automobile and the group than pure driver expertise.
Chatting with Motorsport.com about Hamilton’s position in what Mercedes has achieved, Wolff stated neither group nor driver might be singled out as crucial issue.
Nevertheless, he made clear that being a prime line driver was about way over simply being fast out on observe.
“It is not one dimensional,” defined Wolff concerning the automobile versus driver debate. “Formulation 1 has all the time been about greatest man in greatest machine wins.
“The perfect males means the quickest driver, and essentially the most clever driver. [He is] the one which understands how the dynamics in a group works, its technical means, and on the opposite aspect seeing himself in the best context inside the organisation and never like a photo voltaic system the place all the things revolves across the solar.
“Equally, the organisation across the driver must be on its absolute A-game as a way to ship efficiency within the varied areas. This implies on the engineering aspect, on the industrial aspect, on the political aspect, and on the communication aspect, as a way to preserve the wheels rolling.
“It is a enterprise with out a silver bullet, opposite to what most individuals suppose – even inside the business. It is a enterprise round marginal positive factors the place all the things must be in the best place for a group to achieve success.”
Mercedes and Hamilton are in discussions about framing a brand new Formulation 1 contract for this yr, with the earlier deal having come to an finish of 2020.
Whereas these talks may lengthen so far as the eve of pre-season testing, Wolff says he has no fears of Hamilton doing what former teammate Nico Rosberg did in 2016 and stop on the spot.
“It would not fear me in any respect, as a result of I’ll all the time respect Lewis’s choices,” stated Wolff.
“Whether or not that is staying with us for a very long time, or whether or not meaning leaving the game and pursuing totally different pursuits. I believe we should be prepared for every kind of curve balls being thrown at us.
“However on the identical time, we speak loads, and we’re very clear with one another. I believe there’s extra to realize collectively.”