Toto Wolff claims Mercedes does not intend to give Lewis Hamilton first priority in Abu Dhabi in

an effort to preserve his record of Formula One victories because he "never would have wanted" it.

In this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hamilton has one last opportunity to continue his streak that

dates back to 2007 in which he has won a race in every season of competition.

Michael Schumacher's record of 15 straight seasons with a victory, which he achieved between 1992 and 2006,

is currently tied with Hamilton's feat. Schumacher, however, did not succeed in 1991 because of his mid-season debut.

Earlier this year, Mercedes struggled to compete with Red Bull and Ferrari. Last weekend, however,

the team picked up its first victory of the year in Brazil as George Russell drove home Hamilton for a 1-2 finish.

Wolff said that the seven-time world champion has previously downplayed the significance of Hamilton's win record,

but he insisted that there was no intention to prioritize Hamilton going into the last race solely to preserve it.

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