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Lewis Hamilton

Wolff addresses Hamilton Ferrari switch after British GP win

Lewis Hamilton will depart the Mercedes squad at the end of the current campaign and link up with Ferrari next year.

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff insists he has no regrets over Lewis Hamilton's decision to exit the squad at the end of the season after witnessing the seven-time F1 champion end two and a half years of hurt.

Hamilton prevailed at last weekend's British Grand Prix, winning his first race since late 2021, ending a barren run of 56 races spanning 946 days.

The event was Hamilton's final home race in Mercedes colours ahead of his switch to Ferrari next year when he will partner Charles Leclerc.

With the 39-year-old Briton returning to winning ways before his departure, Wolff is adamant he is not ruing the pending change within his team. 

“In my life, I’ve no regrets because you cannot have regrets,” Wolff told RacingNews365.

“We are adults. We take decisions. We go for it. That’s the most important.

“We’ve got to finish this season on a high and provide him a car that enables them to win and the team to score valuable points in the constructors’ championship. And it is what it is.”

Hamilton win a 'fairytale'

Mercedes has endured a largely difficult period since the start of the 2022 season when new technical regulations were introduced.

However, it has steadily improved its car across recent races, taking back-to-back wins in Austria and Great Britain.

With Hamilton's first victory, since the 2021 event in Saudi Arabia, on home soil, Wolff described the situation as unreal for the team.

“It was so difficult over the last two years that we couldn’t really find performance,” Wolff said. “We couldn’t give the drivers a car that was able to go for the victories.

“And to make him win again, the British Grand Prix, in his last race for Mercedes here, it’s almost like a little fairytale.”

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