“Everybody’s different. I’ll have a different approach probably to Lewis, he’ll have a different approach to another driver, and that’s for all of the Formula 1 drivers.
“You need to learn what is best for you and respect how each individual does that.”
Meanwhile, wants are waiting with intrigue to see what the dynamic will look like between Hamilton and Russell at Mercedes.
The seven-time world champion spoke only very highly of his last team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, praising his teamwork and describing him as the “perfect partner”.
But that may have had something to do with the Finn failing to offer stern competition, as Hamilton’s previous team-mate relationships have not always been so rosy.