F1 » Hamilton’s Mercedes deal confirmed


After 14 years as part of the McLaren family, Lewis Hamilton heads for pastures new with a switch to Mercedes

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blublz

September 28, 2012 10:00 AM

Had to happen eventually, Ron Dennis wouldnt stick with any driver who thought he was bigger than the team. I hope Merc get Niki Lauda or Michael Schumacher to buffer LH from the press during GP weekends, he may go on to fulfill his potential with either in his corner.

lorenzo lemioni - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:01 AM

whitmarsh drove lewis out of mclaren, but he will regret it.you could see it in his body language every time lewis did well! he didn't like it one bit. mclaren have only won one title in the last 11 seasons and that was lewis's wdc, some record.

SpeedD - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:08 AM

Jensen Just be jumping on his bed like a kid!
His and Martin Whitmarsh's dream has been accomplished.Cant wait for Lewis to be getting pole positions and winning races in the Mercedes in 2013, sticking it up McLaren.....

Manxie - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:13 AM

My thoughts are:
LH shouting down the radio 'who's f...g idea was this' etc. when things go wrong.
How will RB deal with such an immature driver - for his sake i hope LH has grown up and learned whilst at McL.

Second though is... i am sad to anticipate MS to leave the sport as a driver. With all his faults, his unnecessary errors, i've enjoyed his 2012 resurgance in hope of his 92 podium...eventually. But that will now never happen.

Lastly - If RB gets LH head in the right frame of mind, gets him to ignore the limelight and concentrate on F1, then he might be in with some strong seasons to come providing Merc can sort the car out.

Nico, you better put some warm clothes on, Lewis will not be the same challenge as Michael was....far tougher!

SpeedD - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:16 AM

The man, the brand, Lewis Carl Hamilton! The whole F1 world is shaken and he will indeed go on to be a champion with the great Ross Brawn. Smart move: Great team principle, good team mate, great Mercedes brand and good money.

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