Lewis Hamilton has signed the deal that will take him from McClaren to Mercedes, replacing Michael Schumacher who has disappointed in his comeback spell with the German firm.
Hamilton, the world champion driver who joined McClaren as a 13-year-old karter, has recently found life with the team rather suffocating and yearned for pastures new. He will team up with old-time karting friend Nico Rosburg.
He will make the move next season on a 3-year deal worth up to £60 million.The team captain Martin Whitmarsh, believes Lewis has made a big mistake and will not find success as he has at McLaren. “I have faith and belief in this team,” he said, “Whether you measure it over the last four races, four years or 40 years, we’re a fantastic team.”