"I think the most important is to understand who that is, who has contributed, whether they are still motivated and energised, and I think as much as I am visible in the media, Lewis will also be interested to know if the team stays together overall".
Hamilton's Abu Dhabi win was the 84th of his career and he is now only seven short of Schumacher's tally of 91. "But I'm kind of sticking to it and hoping it works", he said.
"Actually, I want to keep winning, I want to keep being able to fight with these guys as well. I can't tell you what will happen going forwards". And next year he will start as favourite to equal Schumacher's championship record.
"No it wouldn't have been a free-for-all and to be honest the exact impact of it I would rather not think about it but effectively the precautionary measure straightaway was to do a global disabling".
"There's a lot of youngsters coming through and, if you look at the grid, from second to seventh or eighth was all super youngsters", said Hamilton, who turns 35 in January. "Until that point in time we were not going to take a chance until we were confident".
Asked about his own future at the team, Wolff said he would need to receive a better offer than his current one to move on. But for me as long as we are able to produce a quick vehicle and a powerful engine, we will always have an opportunity to decide who drives the auto. "There's areas that we can definitely work on, there's definitely areas - I would say probably more so - that I can work on with myself and I'll just sit down and make sure I get that straight for tomorrow".
"We need to stay humble about success and it is not just saying, it is really what I mean". So I'm waiting to see what he's doing with that.
"They are always very dominant here on this track", Verstappen continued, "and we tried to be as close as we could".