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Wolff: I encouraged Hamilton to join F1 meetings

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has revealed he encouraged Lewis Hamilton to take part in F1 future talks and voice his opinion to help direct the sport’s next steps.

Five-time F1 world champion Hamilton represented the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association alongside Nico Hulkenberg and Alex Wurz at last month’s FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris – where the 2021 regulations were delayed until October.

“It is good that he is thinking about how F1 can be run in the best-possible way by the best people but I am very happy doing what I do,” Wolff told Sky Sports F1 during the Austrian Grand Prix.

“We started to talk a bit about it, I strongly encouraged him to come to the meetings and he was there.

“He is the most successful current F1 driver and has a good opinion. I think the drivers should speak their minds and say what they think. They are driving the cars and they should be involved in making the best regulations or trying to achieve the best regulations for next time around.”

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