Motorsports » Loyalty to Webber cost Hamilton Red Bull move


Bernie Ecclestone claims that Lewis Hamilton could have been partnering Sebastian Vettel in 2013 - before he steered him towards Mercedes...

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KMan - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 6:34 AM

Well, At least it's good to see there are still such thing as "Loyalty" in F1.

Hasn't Hamilton forgot which team support him since he was 13?

At first sign of other team having better car he decide to jump ship rather than make it better by working with team !

RawDawg - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:04 AM

I'm calling bullshit!

No way would RedBull take Hamilton if Vettel objected which he clearly abd obviously would have. Anyone who thinks different is a fool. And no way would Lewis sit out a year at his age and earning power - he would have left too much money on the table.

RawDawg - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:08 AM

Kman - what fantasy world do you live in? Wake up buddy, it's 2013 - no one drivers for the same company for over 10 years. It doesn't happen in this day and age so get over your "loyalty" rant. Lewis delivered Macca a world title or have you forgotten? There is this thing called a contract and Hamilton's was up. He doesn't owe Macca a damn thing.

Mr.B - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:13 AM

@Kman,
Did you actually read any of this page, *****. Lewis leaving probably had more to do with the ineptness of the team and their ability to wreck to two good title winning chances, not including the one one they almost wrecked. Spygate, media work, personality control, Whitmarsh's obvious love for Jenson and not giving Lewis credit after races, liability pit crew, he just wanted out and I personally think he paid his dues already.

Bob - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:39 AM

Unfortunately it wasn't loyalty to mark as a driver (which it should have been) was more because Lewis wouldn't have let them get away with any of the nonsense clearly favouring vettel.

Margaret - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:49 AM

McLaren have messed up too many times, even in this years Australian F1 they messed up with Jenson. Who can blame Lewis for moving on - Good luck for 2013 Lewis.

107SS2009

March 24, 2013 8:01 AM

In the history of F1 while as long as a driver is sitting in a team car being as a stand in or on a contract his total and uncompromising loyalty was always been to that team, Lulu was the exception re his behaviour to his team.
And as to who is supposed to own loyalty to a team, one will be hard pressed to come up with a name that was supposed to own loyalty to his team and boss as much as Lulu was supposed too.
The real problem lays within the fact that the majority of Lulu's one eyed fan boys mentality is far worse than his, in fact they inflict more damage to his image then he does to himself.

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