LEWIS FLIES THE NEST
CALCUL ATED RISK?
Lewis Hamilton has left his 14-year comfort zone at
McLaren to join Mercedes. Who will ultimately be
the main beneficiary? It may well be the fans…
WORDS Mark Hughes
MAIN IMAGE Steve Etherington/LAT
ewis Hamilton has already admitted
that he doesn’t know whether his move
from McLaren to Mercedes-Benz will work.
He hasn’t done it with a plan in mind. He’s
an emotional guy and he felt he had to get
out of McLaren – for reasons that had little
to do with racing and a lot to do with the
need to find a true independence that he
could never feel at a team that had been
his racing home since he was 13 years old.