Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton after the Briton surpassed Michael Schumacher's record of Formula One race wins. In winning the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday, Hamilton took his 92nd victory and Wolff believes such was the scale of Hamilton’s achievements they may not be fully appreciated until after he retires.
“I am never getting bored of questions about Lewis,” Wolff said in Portimão. “Because in 10 or 20 years we will look back and really acknowledge what a special driver he is.”
He went on to reiterate this opinion to the BBC on Monday.
“When you look at accomplishments there are two drivers that stand out,” he said. “That is Michael in his generation and Lewis this time. Sometimes you only realise after his career has ended what his actual achievements were.”