F1 » Hamilton to Mercedes, Schumacher to quit?


Lewis Hamilton is poised to switch from McLaren to Mercedes as replacement for Michael Schumacher in 2013, according to the F1 rumour mill.

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RossiGOATse - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 7:34 AM

Mercedes need Lewis like they need cancer. They would be extremely foolish to hire someone like Hamilton.

They should promote some new(er) talent instead: Hulk, Perez, Kobayashi etc are all good prospects for the future, and none of them have any delusions or attitude problem. All three would also have very meagre salary demands, leaving bigger budget for the technical team to improve their car.

Main man - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 8:01 AM

Leave Eddie alone, yes he's speculating, IT'S HIS JOB!

Besides, don't trash his remarks till you see what actually happens.

Oh, and regarding his job with the BBC I think he's terrific. We need more people like him who have no concerns about career progression within it and are prepared to push the limits a bit on air. Some of the things he's done and continues to do are priceless.

Who cares what drivers are where as long as Eddie stays with the beeb!

wheeltowheel - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 8:05 AM

@pole Your comments defy all logic. Schu has one 3rd place and 6 dnf and less than half of Nico's 77 points. Nico won China and has another 2nd place to his name. Explain how Schu is doing better. Actually, no please don't, I can't bare stupidity.
Ham should go drive trucks with Piquet Jr who also says cretinous things like "Ayrton Senna would not make in today's F1."
South Florida, West Palm Beach, LA, who cares? just go and hang with your gangsta rap homies. It's where you belong.
It is a real shame. A massive talent, Lewis was fantastic at the beginning but he is out of control and lost. Maybe, just maybe, Ross could get him back to where he should be, but that means getting rid of Fuller and all the other distractions and idiots who hang around him. Lewis should take a good long look at Jenson and follow his example.

beeflin

September 06, 2012 8:26 AM

It's always interesting to see something the celebs can't. Hamilton is almost certainly wrong if he thinks Mercedes can give him a better car than McLaren, but he seems to have bought into the insane idea that McLaren aren't treating him fairly. On the other hand, he may have simply realised how incredibly close the grid has become and opted for Merc's branding and money, believing that they're close enough if he adds his speed to theirs.

richard

September 06, 2012 8:47 AM

this is all rumour. mclaren have denied it and say that lulu is close to re-signing. then there are reports that lulu is going to replace rosberg, and kimi going to macca etc etc. lulu says he just wants to control his own life rather than being a corporate macca employee! maybe that explains twitgate?
i think that we should all wait and see how it all pans out.

blublz

September 06, 2012 9:07 AM

@elijah
No I didnt see EJ on the BBC chat to Bernie, Eddie's shirts hurt my eyes. Bernie does like to stir things up a little. My opinion is based on Ross Brawn working with the ultra proffesional Michael Schumacher, and then having to cope with the slightly less proffesional Lewis Hamilton. Remember Ross took a year out when he knew Schumie was retiring. Sky Sports driver press conference today with Fernando Alonso, JDA, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Rosberg may be entertaining

spectrum_guy@hotmail.com - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 9:08 AM

If the rumour about Mercedes offering Lewis 20m a year is half true? Then it changes everything because its either McLaren matches that offer ot Lewis walks away one thing I know for sure is that Ross Brawn or Martin Whitmarsh! I know who I would choose Martin Whitmarsh makes Mr Bean look like Donald Trump and since Mercedes are now concentrating on 2013 car Lewis had to make a wise decision, Button is Whitmarsh Love child, Lewis sending out a picture indicates that he is been whacked in the b@ll with a golf club!

wheeltowheel - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 9:17 AM

richard The thing is show biz types like Fuller are capable of doing anything to get what they want. We're talking Bernie style plots, misinfo, lies, anything to gain an advantage. They don't care about reputation, it is winning that counts, and money of course. Martin and Ron are powerless in this situation because they know no more than you and I regarding what really is going on.
I say we don't need or want this type of thing in our sport. Pop stars etc are fine in their place which is very briefly appearing on the grid walk about or posing in corp hospitality. Once they and their managers start interfering with drivers and F1 management and business, it is a steep and very slippery slope into oblivion. Then everything becomes a big joke a bit like Eddie Jordan who did brilliantly to run his team but as a TV pundit he is a nuisance who gets in the way and nobody takes him seriously. I have to say I rather hope he is right about Lewis Merc etc Ross might just save Lewis, but Nico ma

pilsbury - Unregistered

September 06, 2012 9:20 AM

If he does go there, he won't need to worry about keeping the trophys, he probably won't be winning many. It would be a very speculative move for him, but in all probability not a good one.

richard

September 06, 2012 9:22 AM

spectrum. where did THAT rumour come from? there is absolutely no way that merc would even consider such an amount of money for a driver. daimler ag would not allow it, and as there are more substantial rumours of merc cut backs, then they would be utterly stupid to think about that amount of money for a non-deliverer. schumi , i think, gets around 5m, and you think that lulu is worth 4 schumis? dream on!

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