F1 » F1 2012 POLL: Has Lewis made right call going to Mercedes?


Lewis Hamilton will join Mercedes next season having inked a three-year deal with the squad. Has he made the right choice? To submit your vote, simply, CLICK HERE...

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Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

September 30, 2012 11:44 PM

A question for those who hate LH and blame Ross Brawn for MS' three-year failure.

If LH sweeps the board next year, will you admit to LH's brilliance in winning in a bad car, or praise Ross Brawn for making the quantum design leap that hoists journeyman Lewis to the front? You can't have it neither way....

Nanbawan - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 12:05 AM

Obviously, Hamilton's best opportunity would be that the reshuffle of the cards in 2014 with the new regs will go in his favours like it did for Brawn GP in 2009.

As for next season, we never know but it would need Ross Brawn to put a rabbit out of his hat for this this team to aim at the title.

jose - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 12:18 AM

Ghog, 2009,
well home boys that you is..Birds of a feather.

Samuel Becket... "My lord, you say that you adore him, why I say, you and I were always devotees to one another"

Strange bed fellows I say..

Badman, Jose

Angelina - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 12:24 AM

My option was not there so I voted for No, he put money first.

Moving away from Macca was good considering how unsettled he was in the team but driving for Mercedes was putting money first. I would have advised him to try Lotus then Sauber or Williams. They won't pay but will give a good car.

bamza

October 01, 2012 1:38 AM

Youre onto it Bob. Of course they would keep a winner who can out perform his car on a regular basis. It is always going to be a gamble on next years car being capable of winning grand prixs so moving for long term earning potential is understandable on Lulis part at this stage of his career

107SS2009

October 01, 2012 2:53 AM

Kiwi, ok, now can you tell me how much the total basic salary they offered amounted too? How much was their first offering (start of negotiations) or better say how much lower than they was paying him?.
There are ways to tell somebody he is not wanted, and the more they say what an effort they made to keep him the more convinced I get that they had finally decided to make a stop to his attitude to the team in general.

Chris1976

October 01, 2012 3:24 AM

A much better poll would be "Did Mercedes make the right choice to sign Hamilton?" And the answer would be Hell No! They have just purchased the most expensive lottery ticket through time(that I am aware of). Hamilton is a very capable and fast driver at his best but way to often does he have dip in form. You never know how well he will perform during a weekend, with his sensitivity and personal issues. That and all the negative publicity and stupid things he say and does will surely cost Mercedes much more than it was worth signing in him.

Chris1976

October 01, 2012 3:27 AM
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Another good poll question would have been "Was it the right call from McLaren to get rid of Hamilton?" Because I can't possibly believe that they actually wanted him to stay. Perez signed very shortly after Hamilton and Mercedes announcement and you do not work out a contract with someone in that short of a time. It is a long process with negotiations before you come to terms and agree to sign a contract. Even with a newcomer such as Perez joining a top team, it takes longer than a few hours.

As for how good he will do in Mercedes, it all depends on the lottery of how good their car will be. All the teams have very skilled designers and staff, and a big portion of who will have the best car is down to luck because during development they cant compare with their competitors until the start of the season when it is too late to make any big or fundamental changes to the package.

I personally think that Rosberg will feed Hamilton his own ass which will make Miss sensitive start to under

Chris1976

October 01, 2012 3:35 AM

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Last sentence didn't fit:

I personally think that Rosberg will feed Hamilton his own ass which will make Miss sensitive start to under perform and make it even worse for him. Much like what happened to Massa when Alonso joined Ferrari.

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