Toto Wolff’s son follows in Lewis Hamilton’s footsteps

Toto Wolff’s son, Jack, appears to be following in the footsteps of Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton by donning the number 44 on his kart.

Jack Wolff, the son of Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff and F1 Academy Managing Director Susie Wolff, has taken to the track with a little tribute to the star of the Silver Arrows – Lewis Hamilton.

With a helmet that featured the Mercedes design, the family event saw the six-year-old racing round the a circuit with the number 44 emblazoned on his kart.

Sharing the moment with her social media followers, Susie showed her son and husband high fiving in the pit lane, as the youngster sat behind the wheel of the racing vehicle.

It wasn’t clear whether the number 44 was a direct reference to Hamilton or a mere coincidence but it’s well known that Wolff has a close relationship with the seven-time world champion.

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Hamilton joined Mercedes shortly after Wolff with the duo delivering eight consecutive Constructors’ titles for the team, as their partnership dominated the previous era of Formula 1.

While the situation at the team has been a little tense since new regulations hampered Mercedes’ performance on track, seeing them drop to P3 behind Red Bull and Ferrari, Hamilton still remains close to Wolff and they both appear committed to continuing their partnership in the future.

Alongside the family engagement, Susie Wolff found time to highlight her important campaign to increase female participation in motorsport.

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Susie, who is responsible for the all-female driver F1 Academy, launched the Dare to be Different campaign to get more girls on the racetrack.

In her post, Wolff raised concern that, while at the track, only one of the participants was a girl, showing how much work needs to be done to boost the number of girls in the sport.

“Lots of work to do to increase participation at grass root level. We are on the case,” she added.