F1 » Brawn: Hamilton 'part of solution' at Mercedes


Ross Brawn confirms that Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg have a huge role to play in getting Mercedes to the front of the F1 field in 2013.

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Ray Goodyear - Unregistered

February 09, 2013 7:34 PM

I think Hamilton will eventually be quicker than Rosberg but will all due respect, Rosberg hasnt done that much in the relatively competitive teams hes been in, has he ?

cydewayz - Unregistered

February 09, 2013 8:09 PM

At Mercedes Lewis has less annoyances to deal with, the political correctness of Ron/Mclaren and ridiculous sponsor duties. I dare say after last years Mclaren race debacles, a more reliable pit team and hopefully a more reliable car. He can now concentrate on racing without these headaches.

Brawn now has all the knowledge that Lewis has brought over from Mclaren, a driver who is probably around 2 tenths quicker than Nico. He will push the team and inspire the team

107SS2009

February 09, 2013 10:05 PM

Gydewayz, probabilities is/are anybody's guess.
So far out of this first test, Rosberg 1 18 766 (medium), Lulu 1 18 905 (medium), compare that to Button 1 18 861 (hard).
The WO4 seems to be about the 6th fastest after Sauber.
The problem of the WO3 eating up the tyres in a very short time seems to have been carried over by the WO4.
CrashNet, the site is still very slow.

Michael Fornarina - Unregistered

February 10, 2013 5:26 AM

Actually Mclaren wanted Hamilton enough to match Mercedes offer, yet Lewis still walked away from them.. the Ross-reference to stickers was a nod to the Mclaren-esque attention to detail that Lewis is already bringing to Mercedes F1 team. Nico is super-quick but he came to Merc from a Williams team that was in shambles and he did not have access to the Mclaren 'process'-Redbull took 5 years to get their 1st win, and ppl are crushing Merc while they've won alreadyin only 3 seasons.. if Paddy Lowe follows Hamilton to Mercedes, Mclaren will quickly become a rudderless ship and I think that is going to happen -- watch for 2014.

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