Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff has admitted that driver Lewis Hamilton is “unbeatable” on a good day, following his victory at the recent German Grand Prix.
The recent victory for the Brit means that he is now 19 points ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg in the Driver’s Championship, after winning his sixth race in seven races.
Hamilton was 43 points behind Rosberg following the Spanish Grand Prix back in May, but going into the annual summer break, the Brit is now leading the two.
“That guy is very talented, has speed and, on his day, I think he is unbeatable,” admitted Wolff.
“But it is a mechanical sport and he is human and you can have good days and bad days. I really admire the way it is going, the ping-pong between the two.”
“He [Hamilton] is on a very good streak and an impressive record. He has recovered all those points that he lost. If there is something like momentum it is for him to keep so it will be interesting to see how it is when we come back after the break.”
After a particularly disappointing race for Rosberg at his home Grand Prix, Wolff has admitted that the rest over the break will do Rosberg good.
“He is mentally very strong and nothing is done yet,” Wolff spoke.
“Once he has recovered in the next couple of days I have no doubt he will come back very strong to Spa.
“We have seen him starting the season extremely and there is still nine races to go. There are more than 200 points to collect and recover so everything goes.”
The transfer of points over the last few months has been nothing short of spectacular for Hamilton and his fans, however the Brit knows that his work is not done yet, especially as things can change so quickly, with 25 points available for a race win.
“It’s still not enough because I’m not a race win ahead yet,” Hamilton reported.
“If I get a race win ahead then I will feel I was really ahead.”
The Brit’s concern may also lie with the fact that the penalty is looming for using up his engine allocation.
Hamilton will soon have to pay for his struggles early in the season, meaning that he will receive a grid penalty, either at the next Grand Prix in Belgium or in Italy, increasing Rosberg’s hopes of pulling back his early lead.
“Nico will most likely be out enjoying a Sunday drive and I’m going to be battling through a lot of different people,” the Brit said.
“Now the Red Bulls have picked their pace up it might be difficult to even get in the top five. So it [the lead] is still not enough.”
The first free practice for the Belgian Grand Prix will take place on the 26th August, after the summer break.