Lewis Hamilton was almost error-free in 2018 but is still looking for ways he can improve, according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.
“Overall, all of us that contribute to the team’s success need to do better tomorrow than today,” said Wolff. “And he as a driver and as a human being has developed ever single year I’ve been working with him. We have barely seen mistakes this year.”
However Hamilton is still looking for areas he can raise his game. “We’ve discussed it on the plane yesterday,” said Wolff, “he’s one of very few drivers that is capable to say ‘no it was exactly that’ but he said ‘no I wasn’t good here, I wasn’t good here…'”
If Mercedes are as competitive in the next two seasons as they have been in the last five, Hamilton will have the chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s records of seven world championship titles and 91 wins. Wolff says he “hopes” he can.
“We have another two years without a contract until the end of 2020. So there’s potentially two more championships to go. It would be great If he can achieve that. And I means we are in a good position.
“But the points go back to zero at the start every single year. The challenge is going to be bigger than it was this year. So we’re in good spirits that we can achieve it but I can tell you that Ferrari and Red Bull and all the other guys are trying everything to stop us.”
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