Lewis Hamilton & Toto Wolff open up on contract negotiations, arguments & Mercedes’ F1 success

Martin Brundle sits down with Lewis Hamilton & Mercedes chief Toto Wolff in a candid interview to discuss their role in Mercedes' success, contract negotations & they reveal how they cope with arguments within the team.

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  1. Dennis Aston

    Dennis Aston

    5 dagen geleden

    Amazing interview, thank you. Toto controlling a team, hamilton one cog in that team.

  2. Josef Cvaniga

    Josef Cvaniga

    6 dagen geleden


  3. leegro1015


    8 dagen geleden

    What you just watched is how companies achieve success!!!

  4. Clayton Sage

    Clayton Sage

    11 dagen geleden

    Consult your audio engineer before you pick a studio next time. That huge room reverb is an absolutely disgusting, overpowering, amateur sound. The interview was great otherwise.

  5. Josef Cvaniga

    Josef Cvaniga

    11 dagen geleden

    ✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝. ✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝. ✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝✝. 🛑❗❗❗❗❗❗🛑

  6. Adam Sharif

    Adam Sharif

    13 dagen geleden

    Im a huge Mercedes and Lewis Fan But i do think he’s GOT to drive one day for Ferrari! What a way to finish his career would that be Especially if he manages to win another world championship with them

  7. Better With Rum

    Better With Rum

    15 dagen geleden

    The sound man... shove the audio engineer in front of traffic. Same for the person that selected this location.

  8. George Ledger

    George Ledger

    28 dagen geleden


  9. Paul Bush

    Paul Bush

    28 dagen geleden

    A great great team . And one that lasts long in the heart.

  10. Ananya Ramchandani

    Ananya Ramchandani

    29 dagen geleden

    Yo this is the succession theme song

  11. Mindset


    Maand geleden

    Yo the strings on that intro song were goin nuts. Good song choice!

  12. fils87


    Maand geleden

    Toto's voice remember me of Arnold Schwarzneeger. I think he would make a excellent Terminator :D

  13. anubis1119


    Maand geleden

    pls improve the sound quality for the future interview.

  14. Spy Convention

    Spy Convention

    Maand geleden

    Legit idiots will keep saying 'it's the car'....These idiots need to go slap their mommas in the mouth for raising said idiots.

  15. Charles


    Maand geleden

    it was kinda sus at the early part of the vid ngl

  16. Tonto Epstein

    Tonto Epstein

    Maand geleden

    I'd rather he open up about that wacky hair weave of his. How long did it take the stylist to weave it on, about a month?

  17. Kaan Apan

    Kaan Apan

    Maand geleden

    26:05 I definetely believe that lewis sent that number to Toto :D

  18. Twin 2

    Twin 2

    2 maanden geleden

    Do they sale that shirt Toto is wearing anywhere????

  19. GieoReview


    2 maanden geleden

    Watching this clip, I believe Toto , Lewis and Niki were the equivalent trio of Ross Brawn, Schumacher and Jean Todt! With Niki gone, new Mercedes boss Ola Källenius is trying to pick off Toto as he's a threat. Is Lewis the greatest ever: See arguments here:

  20. Leonardo


    2 maanden geleden

    Now do Bonitto and Vettel

  21. Roosevelt Davis

    Roosevelt Davis

    2 maanden geleden

    Phil and Mike but in Motorsport

  22. Jenson Hartmann

    Jenson Hartmann

    2 maanden geleden

    I love the fact Lewis said she. "She didn't do what we wanted her to do". I'm glad im not the only one who refers to their vehicle as a "she". It adds a level of connection, like it's a living entity and not just metal and carbon fiber.

  23. John Robert Del Prado

    John Robert Del Prado

    2 maanden geleden

    HBO's Succession theme song is an interesting choice for this video.

  24. Galacticdragon


    2 maanden geleden

    I come here for 0:06

  25. Zain Mahmood

    Zain Mahmood

    2 maanden geleden

    20:40 For people think it’s all just about the car

  26. Ronny Kazadi

    Ronny Kazadi

    2 maanden geleden

    "the day Lewis knows how to work efficiently with his engineers, the rest of the grid better not turn up" -Jenson Button

  27. Elaine Cristina

    Elaine Cristina

    2 maanden geleden

    ugly hair lewis

  28. Kortak


    2 maanden geleden

    jezus..what a dull room

  29. C.M.W


    2 maanden geleden

    Love or hate him .. Lewis is a smart driver and has proved that he is a top driver

  30. loz watto

    loz watto

    2 maanden geleden

    Toto looks like a proud dad. So cute!

  31. Franz Joseph

    Franz Joseph

    2 maanden geleden

    FACT : Toto is a Capricorn Hamilton is a Capricorn Schumacher is a Capricorn High achievers! (I'm a Capricorn 😆)

  32. SydneyPhotography2019


    2 maanden geleden


  33. Leo Mehmedi

    Leo Mehmedi

    2 maanden geleden

    Succession music makes this very dramatic :)

  34. Olly Cross

    Olly Cross

    2 maanden geleden

    The echo in this recording is useless.. Poor from sky

  35. Holly Jenkins

    Holly Jenkins

    3 maanden geleden


  36. Bryson Dockrill

    Bryson Dockrill

    3 maanden geleden

    Lewis wants a 30% stake....rofl

  37. Deadpool Camaro

    Deadpool Camaro

    3 maanden geleden

    Toto got metal in his arm...I thought he was a Terminator

  38. Bizzle


    3 maanden geleden

    Love it. Can't take anything away from Lewis. He is a 6x world champion and one of the greatest drivers of all time. So many people have a go at him for his life style but many people don't see the hard work, the endless gym sessions, the sweat and the hours he puts in to be where he is. Fair play to the lad, and I hope he beats M. Schumacher's record even though I grew up watching the legend schumi. After all, records are there to be broken :)

  39. GieoReview


    3 maanden geleden

    Awesome: You need to see this to settle the greatest ever F1 driver argument:

  40. Edson Barbosa

    Edson Barbosa

    3 maanden geleden

    The Succession opening really got me 😂😂😂😂😂

  41. socrate


    3 maanden geleden

    Bravo Toto, bravo Lewis. Persone davvero speciali.

  42. Stephen Igbinijesu

    Stephen Igbinijesu

    3 maanden geleden

    Just love the synergy between this two great men.

  43. Riku


    3 maanden geleden

    Such great behavior - Rather than making assumptions and acting impulsively, they literally take their time to have a proper, open, and direct communication to sort things out and prevent misunderstandings. In my perspective, this is such an important quality not only in a business team but in general 🙏

  44. Colin Wrex

    Colin Wrex

    3 maanden geleden

    30% of Lewis's pay is coming out of your pocket Toto.... I KNOW 😂😂😂😂

  45. CptDieHard


    3 maanden geleden

    Lewis Hamilton? Never heard of her.

  46. Allan Satine

    Allan Satine

    3 maanden geleden

    I’m in love with toto

  47. JackJack Thompson

    JackJack Thompson

    3 maanden geleden

    Nice touch using the Succession intro music! 👏🏻👏🏻

  48. Malik Jasson

    Malik Jasson

    3 maanden geleden

    My born day is 1 Jan 1982 1/1/19/82 = 1111 master stargate portal 1+1+1+9+8+2 = 22 master number 1x1x1x9x8x2 = 144 master elect King of Spades = master birth card 👑♠️ Malik = king Jasson = son of Ja ENTJ personality = commander INTJ personality = mastermind MBA degree = master of business Biracial = black & white ☯️🔯 'Born a crime' in South Africa, during apartheid, when it was illegal/unlawful for black and white to have relations I see my birth, onto this phenomenal hell realm earth plane, as a defiant spirit/soul/master energy and the bridging of black and white division; the merging of duality of two polar opposites, into the manifest embodiment of oneness and unity Christ consciousness #MasterNumber22 #KnowThyself #Chosen1 #Soul #Spirit #Source #Stargate1111 #Elect144 #KingOfKings #Masterpiece #Mastermind #AscendedMaster #ChristConsciousness #GODConsciousness

  49. staponsa1


    3 maanden geleden

    Lewis is so mediocre. Only wins because he has been driving the equivalent of a Mercedes C63 AMG against a field of 1998 Mercedes A class 1.6 diesels. And the other AMG is driven by a 84 year old lady from Finland.... He got beat by Nico Rosberg and Jenson in the same car, and Max, the best driver in F1 right now, just beat him with a car 1s per lap slower. Hamilton fans are the most deluded in history.

  50. BK SBT

    BK SBT

    3 maanden geleden

    Get to the choppa!!!!

  51. Mr. Migtchon

    Mr. Migtchon

    3 maanden geleden

    "is gin&tonic good? and crispers?"

  52. kelletman


    3 maanden geleden

    Sack LH get Max, he's the future given the right car.

    • Rhea S

      Rhea S

      17 dagen geleden

      @kelletman I just don’t understand why you feel Lewis needs to be sacked to make way for max. Surely bottas should go if anything. I would love to see the competition between max and Lewis in the same car. If Lewis was sacked and max was in the Mercedes with bottas or similar as a number two driver, fans would equally start to complain about his domination and ascribe it to him simply having the fastest car as they do with Lewis.

    • kelletman


      17 dagen geleden

      @Rhea S People are not always paid what they are worth, some teams cannot always afford to pay the drivers what they are worth some can do easily, the reason S Vettel got his wages cut was Ferrari found his team mate C Leclerc was up there with S Vettel, now it's mS Vettel iout of a seat at Ferrari, doubt he will receive 30 plus million from another team, yet Vettel is a four time world champion beating L Hamilton in the process in a better car, while both J Button and N Rosberg beat L Hamilton over a season on points in the same car,, if Max got a seat at Mercedes it would be L Hamilton looking for a new seat once his contract was out, he would not be able to take the heat from Max.

    • Rhea S

      Rhea S

      18 dagen geleden

      @kelletman if max got to lewis' level of success he wouldn't be a fraction of the cost. people are paid what they're worth and lewis has shown he deserves his salary

    • Rhea S

      Rhea S

      18 dagen geleden

      as in once hamilton has retired

    • Rhea S

      Rhea S

      18 dagen geleden

      @kelletman if he's the future of f1 then he get the fastest car in the future

  53. christianletti


    3 maanden geleden

    Damn, I did not even see those 30 minutes pass. Great talk.

  54. Steven


    3 maanden geleden

    They're successful at what they do for a reason. Amazing to hear how they think. Thanks for this interview.

  55. Steven Chua

    Steven Chua

    3 maanden geleden

    Wow, toto networth is ard $400-$500m . 🤩

  56. Galacticdragon


    3 maanden geleden

    Which song is this 0:06

  57. DavidMillsSeven


    3 maanden geleden

    Toto's skillset is a template for many CEO's, there's LOTS to learn from him.

  58. Aayush Soni

    Aayush Soni

    3 maanden geleden

    The radio convos say a lot about the driver. I've seen Vettel, Alonso, Nico whine and complain on the radio very often. Lewis on the other hand is usually calm, composed, more respectful and grateful to the team. It all matters and adds up on the long run!

  59. Little Monster

    Little Monster

    3 maanden geleden

    Little did we know they were both sitting on the secret that the greatest forumla 1 car the world has ever seen was coming within months

    • Toro Loco

      Toro Loco

      3 maanden geleden

      That would be the 88 McLaren. This years merc has had only one 1-2 so far

  60. opmike343


    3 maanden geleden

    Toto is just so...manly. I mean good lord.

  61. Bogore


    3 maanden geleden


    • Bogore


      3 maanden geleden

      @opmike343 King Lewis broke all the records since his rookie season. He lost the title by 1 points at his first season in F1. Most podium by rookie ever. Most points by a rookie ever. He defeated the reigning champion his teammates alonso 2 season in a row. Win the title at only second year in F1. Today he has 6 title soon 7. He has fastest laps in almost every track in f1. Most pole position ever. Most wins ever. Most wins in individual tracks. Most points ever. Most win under rain. That's a legend my friend. RECOGNIZE Greatness when u see it.

    • opmike343


      3 maanden geleden

      People forget this. Mercedes right now is...well...mega.

  62. Daniel Thng

    Daniel Thng

    3 maanden geleden

    They are like a couple

  63. Keo


    3 maanden geleden

    The “Succession” theme song 😂 perfect 👌🏽

  64. Arjun Atreya

    Arjun Atreya

    3 maanden geleden

    "I hate birthdays" That's the German lineage speaking right there

  65. shifty


    3 maanden geleden

    Hey, my birthday is 7th of January!!! Wooooow!

  66. Muhammad Ghiffary

    Muhammad Ghiffary

    3 maanden geleden

    its pretty hard to believe the most dominant f1 driver right now is forgetful...

  67. Adem Şentürk

    Adem Şentürk

    3 maanden geleden

    Toto Wolff's sound is exactly like Giovanni Giorgio.

  68. Michael Sullivan

    Michael Sullivan

    3 maanden geleden

    I know let’s film this in a cave... Great echo pitch

  69. tutelarius


    4 maanden geleden

    Brundle is such a pro.

  70. Benjamin Exposure

    Benjamin Exposure

    4 maanden geleden

    what lenses are being used on the sliders? tamron?

  71. Megatron Knows

    Megatron Knows

    4 maanden geleden

    Aww i was expecting this to go more like... Lewis: i want 60 mill or I'm going to Ferrari. Toto: YOU SON OF A BITCH! (Toto jumps across the table and starts choking Lewis)

  72. Stryker11427


    4 maanden geleden

    Where can I buy the driver edition long sleeved shirts?

  73. Stephanie I

    Stephanie I

    4 maanden geleden

    Oh my god Succession theme song

  74. Prvcey


    4 maanden geleden

    Toto would be a class Count Dracula

  75. Ahmed Dabbas

    Ahmed Dabbas

    4 maanden geleden

    I agree with Toto about Benz cars looked at as old man car but not anymore !

  76. Ricky McC

    Ricky McC

    4 maanden geleden

    A really excellent interview - a masterclass on how to tease out insightful responses by appropriate and careful questioning, listening and demonstration of empathy and respect. Martin Brundle is a class act, in his own way much as toto and Lewis are in thir respective fields.

  77. BlagoP


    4 maanden geleden

    "Lewis was actually the one pushing the setup direction"

  78. CED99


    4 maanden geleden

    That was a great interview

  79. Zulharriansyah Syamsul

    Zulharriansyah Syamsul

    4 maanden geleden

    Show me the money toto

  80. D4RKV4POR


    4 maanden geleden


  81. QbanWay 88

    QbanWay 88

    4 maanden geleden

    Cant interviewers ask regular serious , focused questions....instead of naughty ones?????

  82. Emerson Blue

    Emerson Blue

    4 maanden geleden

    Elite driver, Elite team = DOMINANCE

  83. Rover Waters

    Rover Waters

    4 maanden geleden

    Toto Wolff this hyped idiot gives me the schiits

  84. Hardik Mehta

    Hardik Mehta

    4 maanden geleden

    What's a super comrades... Super awesome professionals any sport can ever have.. Is toto staying with Mercedes next year?? Racing Point???

  85. Mazighe Maz

    Mazighe Maz

    4 maanden geleden

    Succession's theme was a good idea

  86. devonex


    4 maanden geleden

    I feel like every other team is missing something that Mercedes has, their relationship with their drivers. Mercedes is pretty much the only team that truly cares about their drivers and treated them like family instead of employees, AND they got a really good car.

    • Bailey Jones

      Bailey Jones

      16 dagen geleden

      They treat Lewis this way, valtteri is definitely treated like an employee and nothing more. When compared to teams like red bull and even Renault, he's definitely not treated *badly,* but it has to be painful being made such an obviously low priority compared to your teammate. Then again, I honestly dont believe bottas deserves the Mercedes seat, especially when there are drivers like verstappen and Russel who show huge talent and are not currently satisfied with their teams.

  87. Omatmani


    4 maanden geleden

    Toto sounds like Arnold. I love it. 😆

  88. alikaty2k7


    4 maanden geleden

    And people have the goddamn nerve to talk about the car performance while always neglecting to give Lewis credit for his contributions to the car's performance. Here we have Toto himself saying they had to follow Lewis down a setup/development path that was counter to what the team thought, but in the end Lewis knew best.

    • alikaty2k7


      10 dagen geleden

      @velocgee Lewis has always been meticulous in setting up his car. I remember him going into detail about getting them to build custom brake master cylinders @ McLaren (he had complaints about the feel & bite, they said tell us what you need & we can build it). Mercedes could have gone conservative this year but according to the team, Lewis felt that last year's car's performance was limited through the slow corners by understeer. He wanted to counter that by being able to rotate the car more from the rear. That of course leads to oversteer & while Lewis doesn't have any issues managing a tail happy car, once the Pirellis start to slide, they overheat & grain. Mercedes solved this problem by reworking the entire rear suspension to free up the path of airflow from the inner face of the rear tires to the diffuser. This made the diffuser more efficient, increasing downforce & crucially, shifting the aero balance to the rear. So now the tires won't slide & overheat so easy when Lewis & Valtteri are flinging the cars around. That's a development that suits their style of driving. If a driver like Vettel (as good as he is) sat in the same Mercedes, he probably wouldn't like it (proven at Ferrari: the cars are inherently oversteery but Charles hasn't found them nearly as prone to spin as Seb). It's a lazy & ill-informed argument to suggest Lewis (or any of them) just shows up & drives ready made fast cars.

    • velocgee


      10 dagen geleden

      Thank you. This is so key. Years ago when Hamilton was at McLaren someone on a forum who claimed to have insider info said Hamilton was known for being able to set up his car. This was of course shot-down/ ignored. And now we have the evidence. So after he left McLaren slipped even further down while Mercedes went up. That can’t be just a coincidence. But Haters will be Haters.

  89. Can Trait

    Can Trait

    4 maanden geleden

    Toto you are an absolute disgrace to the German people. Giving a Brit, a German-hating Brit at that, the finest in F1 technology to beat the GREAT GERMAN Michael Schumacher's records. Your a national embarrasment and should be totally ashamed of what you're trying to do to your fellow German Shumacher's brilliant legacy. It's one thing to give a Brit the best F1 car on the planet since 2014, but its another to give a German-hating Brit that car. SHAME, YOU'RE A DISGRACE !!!

  90. Bryce McRae

    Bryce McRae

    4 maanden geleden

    A sport where literally everyone is recognized, appreciated, celebrated.Big respect for shouting out the factory and the work.

  91. Thugster Cuzzys

    Thugster Cuzzys

    4 maanden geleden


  92. Nicholas Nul

    Nicholas Nul

    4 maanden geleden

    1:18 Toto’s face! XD

  93. Lerman Waiss

    Lerman Waiss

    4 maanden geleden

    toto the boss, moto moto

    • Lerman Waiss

      Lerman Waiss

      4 maanden geleden

      ok off with the jokes, toto and Mercedes deserve everything, their victories are all worked for and they have such a great bond. amazing team boss/team

  94. Filip


    4 maanden geleden

    So many words and so little actually said...

  95. Szilágyi Péter

    Szilágyi Péter

    4 maanden geleden

    How can a channel like Sky Sports have this annoying chamber sound man?

  96. RugambwaYT


    4 maanden geleden

    What a relationship. Big up guys.

  97. Watercooledguy


    4 maanden geleden

    I'd like to see Lewis go to Williams and build it back up to what it was.

  98. Eduard` Weijer

    Eduard` Weijer

    4 maanden geleden

    Can somebody tell from whom the intro song/beat is? Man that shits dope!

    • Tess


      4 maanden geleden

      Eduard` Weijer oh, you’re welcome. I love the the show, so I recognised it immediately. Highly recommend it.

    • Eduard` Weijer

      Eduard` Weijer

      4 maanden geleden

      @Tess thanks, allready found it tho but thanks for the reply

    • Tess


      4 maanden geleden

      It’s the theme to Succession, the HBO tv show.

  99. Răzvan Botea

    Răzvan Botea

    4 maanden geleden

    An interview between Lewis, Sky Sports and Arnold Schwarzenegger

  100. Derek


    4 maanden geleden

    Toto would make a great villain in a movie.

    • Yash P

      Yash P

      3 maanden geleden

      He is.. Ask other f1 teams 😂

    • SLICED


      3 maanden geleden

      a movie with toto as the super villain would be one without a happy ending - this mans too sharp for some super heroe fuckery