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Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

At the age of eight, Lewis sat in a kart for the first time and was immediately hooked. In 1997 McLaren Mercedes enrolled him in their young driver program while his Grand Prix debut on with the team came 10 years later, in 2007. The numerous records set by Lewis in his rookie season highlighted his class -including the most race wins, pole positions and points scored in a debut season. At 23 years old, he captured his first FIA Formula One World Championship - taking the accolade of the youngest ever champion. After six successful seasons with McLaren Mercedes, Lewis joined the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 Team for the 2013 season and has since gone from strength to strength. To date, Lewis has won six further Formula One Drivers’ World Championships with the works Mercedes team and continues to break records and set new standards with the world of Formula One.

Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton

In our video Finding an Edge, we see Lewis Hamilton in a brand new optic as he dissects some key factors in his life that made him one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers on the planet. Read more

Lewis Hamilton: The Value of Difference

The fastest man on four wheels explains why celebrating his differences made him the man he is today, and how he’s defining tomorrow. Read more

In Conversation with Lewis Hamilton

In this interview, we meet Lewis Hamilton in Singapore to discuss life outside of racing, work-life balance, positive mindset and how he handles the pressure. Read more

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri entered his very first kart race at the tender age of just six years old. Throughout his karting career, Valtteri won numerous Championships and was a member of the Finnish national karting squad for seven years. Having made the step-up at the age of 17 to single-seater racing, Valtteri went on to secure great success on the road to F1, including championship victory in the prestigious GP3 series, which opened the door to a full-time test role in F1 in 2012.  After four seasons with Williams Racing, Valtteri was presented with the opportunity to become the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the works Mercedes team. It proved to be a breakthrough year for Valtteri as he won his first Grands Prix in Russia, Austria and Abu Dhabi. Valtteri’s most successful F1 season to date was in 2019, when having started brilliantly with a win in Australia, he finished the season with four victories, five pole positions, 15 podiums and 326 points.

The Decision: a conversation with Valtteri Bottas

Watch the full video and find out more about a few of Valtteri's crucial moments of decision-making. Why, when and how to make that "gear shift" is not always obvious, both in sports and business. The next steps are not always clear either. Read more

Toto Wolf

Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff is Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. He is the managing partner of the team alongside wider responsibilities as Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. After a short racing career in the Austrian Formula Ford, Torger Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff found a new outlet for his talent – investment. He founded his own investment company, Marchfifteen, in 1998, followed by Marchsixteen in 2004. In 2002, Toto started a new venture, co-owning a racing driver management company alongside two-time Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen. After purchasing a 30 per cent stake of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. in January 2013, Toto became managing partner. Later that year, he was announced Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. He went on to assume full responsibility for the entire Mercedes-Benz motorsport program – from Formula One to DTM, sports cars and the Formula 3 engine program. Under his leadership, the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team has clinched six consecutive Formula One Double World Championships, winning a total of 92 Grands Prix to date.

Toto Wolff – F1 entrepreneur

As different as success stories can be, there are elements that most of them share. Setbacks, big or small, for instance, can happen to anybody at any time. According to Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: "Success shouldn't be judged at halftime. The day you retire you need to judge whether you've been successful or not.", he says. Read more

Toto Wolff: Success is temporary, legacy is permanent

We interviewed Toto Wolff, CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, to hear his thoughts on retirement, leaving a legacy, and his son's secret links to motorsport. Read more


UBS Evidence Lab and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One


Valtteri Bottas and Andrew Shovlin: The Value of Data in F1

Valtteri Bottas and Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin sat down to discuss just how much information is processed in return for the best car in the paddock and strategy on the track.

Data-Driven Decision Making with Dom Riefstahl and Dan Wakerly

Dom Riefstahl, Race Support Team Leader and Test Engineer, welcomed Dan Wakerly, of UBS Evidence Lab, to discuss how they each use big data to reveal insights for drivers and clients alike.

Other voices

Insights and interviews from industry leaders and innovators within the worlds of banking and Formula One.

Alexander Mankowsky: We Want to Develop Intuitive Cars

Alexander Mankowsky not only studies what the world of mobility will be like thirty years from now, but does something about it. Here, he discusses the future of man and machine.

Wilko Stark: Futuristically mobile

Wilko thinks about the future of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Cars, finding answers to questions like "how will mobility develop beyond ownership?". Here you get a taste of the revolutionizing changes coming in the next decades.

James Allison: Tomorrow, today

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport won the FIA Formula 1TM World Constructors’ Championship four years running. What's their secret? Technical director, James Allison, who joined the team in early 2017 has surprising answers.