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Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes won't affect McLaren's push for the title race

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Taz

September 28, 2012 10:33 AM

@beeflin

I'm not joking. The team will have to exclude him from dev of next years car, all this affects his relationship with his race engineers etc.

If you think this will have no affect on his chances your been a tad naive. I'm sure they want to win the WCC...but they won't as reliability will scupper their chances.

herowassenna - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 10:45 AM

Sorry Taz, I disagree.
Throughout history, teams will push for the title whatever their drivers choose to do the following year.
Realistically, Mclaren have only Lewis to support for the WDC, they did it with Prost in 1989 and that was against Senna in the other car.
Williams, in 1992,1993 and 1996 won with drivers that wouldn't be there the following season
What about Renault in 2006, knowing a full season before Alonso left for Mclaren. They won the championships.
These are professional organisations.
The record books show the winning driver of a given season, not his subsequent move onwards.

Dylan - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 2:00 PM

Whitmarsh has spent the last two years sabotaging Lewis career so it wouldn't surprise me. He's done everything to make sure Button succeeds and Lewis fails.

A global megastar like Lewis Hamilton cannot fail, his talent and great human qualities shine through like a pillar of light towering above us.

memory loss - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 2:12 PM

It will have an effect on the Championship, but only from a development angle. There is no way McLaren care which car has the Number 1 plate on it next year, all they care about is which car earned it, theirs!

Dylan - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 4:33 PM

@kiwiboob

I heard it all from the Hamilton haters already, Lewis is the greatest F1 driver the world has ever seen and a great person, he deserves out respect and the respect of Mercedes, the Mercedes board and team have shown him respect and he will deliver several world championships. He is great.

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