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Hamilton signs for Mercedes!!

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Hempsall, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. A Big blow for Mclaren ....... But Who was going to be along side with Button??
  2. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

    I knew this was inevitable. Oh well, let's hope for a new talent.
  3. Sun


    Hmmm, Im not sure if Mercedes are good enough for Lewis? Oh well, we'll see how he goes..
  4. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

    McLaren has to sign Paul di Resta. I don't think Maldonado or Perez would be a great fit because they would be treated like Alonso in 2007.
  5. Now What's Plan B for Mclaren
    But if they sign a Younger driver which may help them for Future they Might Look for Paul or Nico Hulkenberg but Paul was the best choice it looks.
  6. Due to Perez smoothness with the steering wheel , his consistency on the track and his ability to play his cards right in the race would make a perfect fit for Mclaren and as Buttons team mate as both have similar driving styles.

    As for Hamilton, idk how it will go with Mercedes but they have proven that they are capable but lack consistency to keep that pace through out the entire season. But it will definitely be very interesting to see how he does in a new team. :)
  7. Not sure what to make of this yet. Kind of tempted to think it's kind of foolish by Hamilton to leave the team that has been with him for years now, and the fact that the point that Mercedes offered more money is brought up constantly certainly doesn't help. I can't really judge his decision since I barely know anything behind it though.

    The mediocre performance of Mercedes this season would certainly have me thinking twice about them, but there must've been some reason good enough (other than money) for Hamilton to ditch McLaren for them.

    I feel sorry for Michael as well, he's essentially been forced to give up his seat and probably retire once more.

    This move just completely shakes up the silly season. McLaren will have a vacant seat next year, and Ferrari might have one as well if they decide to part with Massa.

    Neither of them are double world champions though.
  8. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    It would be awsome if McLaren got Kubica to replace him.
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  9. I doubt that after Kubica's latest wreck in Rallye
  10. Perez has already signed.
  11. I think Hamilton need to do that move, I hope it makes him a more mature driver, it's like a young men living it's parents home.

    With Ross Brown at his side and Mercedes at his back, this could be a great for him.
  12. Well he couldn't have gone for the money.

    30 pieces of silver can't be worth much these days
  13. BBC breakfast say Perez in the new McLaren driver.
  14. Maybe silly mistakes made by McLaren this year had bigger influence than money.
  15. I think he's playing the long game, waiting for regulation change in 2014, where Mercedes will have an edge over McLaren.

    However, They will only have that edge for maybe 1 season at most (that's if Ferrari don't out-do them) So if he misses out in 2014, he may never win a race again. Entirely possible, although so is the opposite.
  16. it depends on how much Hamilton can bring to the team, probably not much but maybe a little bit more than they had before :)
  17. Don't feel too bad for him, he is a 7 time champion. :)

    I see Brawn is really looking towards 2014 with the big shake up, maybe he's looking for a repeat of Ferrari magic in 2000?

    I've also read that Peter Sauber is keen on giving Schumi a drive at Sauber.
  18. I don't think for 1 second he can provide the feedback to engineers that Schumacher can. Not good if they wanted to develop the car over time, like they said they wanted to.

    Lewis Hamilton can't develop a car! He can drive one better than most, but thats as far as his worth goes.