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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Dylan - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:33 AM

Some important de factos to be mentioned here... McLaren had a contract on it's table to rewew with Haminton he wasn't asking for an increase just the same terms with a few exceptions that was his right on asking not to have his helmet changed in occasions to please a sponsor in some tracks like it was in Monaco and Cingapure we all know the drivers helmet is their main signuture and is what a driver is remembered for he also asked to keep his trophies which McLaren promptly didn't accept. McLaren wasn't ready to reach a compromise it was their way or no way at all that FORCED Hamilton into looking to other options and I'm glad Mercedes showed to be a great option. Drivers want to be respected in the team for what they are and I'm not sure some folks in McLaren gave Lewis enough credit so he leaves the team because of McLaren's own decisions and theirs ALONE. Now no other driver in current F1 will be able to fill the gap Lewis is leaving behind in McLaren he is a very fast drivers
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CharlieW - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:45 AM

@Dylan

Do some work instead of going through proxy servers to give you different IP's so you can agree with your own post multiple times, seen you do it many many times.

Sad.

Asif - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:49 AM

damn shame.. a lot of cracks were showing last year.. Hamilton is very talented, but Mercedes need time to be consistant winners.He will have to accept the fact that they might not be competitive next year..

kopklngs - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:54 AM

I was surprised it wasn't a five year deal. I thought Lewis would relish a longer term project like MSC at Ferrari. I still see him winning races and maybe a title challenge in year 3 if the turbo car works well. I look forward to seeing him race next year.

Sean - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:56 AM

Fact is, McLaren gave Lewis ye ability to win races ... for all the hype, all the promise he has consistently under delivered because of his childish, immature, selfish tantrums ... us a professional sports man letting his personal life interfere in his working life shows just how weak a character he is ..

Karma is a weird thing, and the lack of loyalty shown by Hamilton towards his father tells me that his McLaren ties mean nothing to him ... loyalty is a two way street but with Lewis it's all one way ...

Obviously his ever reducing fan base is of no use in marketing himself if all he ever does is betray the loyalty he has received ...

If Schumacher turns to a more advisory role, which was always the plan, as well as marketing the Mercedes road cars, then Lewis will really have sold himself out, having said what he did about Schumacher ... so he will owe much of any success to Schumacher, who was Senna's most fierce rival ... it's a funny old world! ... init!

I personally think

Sean - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:58 AM

Ferrari will be working away behind the scenes to get the greatest and most successful sports man ever back into their stable ... maybe not as a driver, but could you imagine him as a force behind Alonso ... not that Alonso needs it, no way, but it would be the most formidable force I think ever ... we all know Stephano could do with it too! :-)

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