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Hamilton set for formula one move

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Hamilton set for formula one move

Last Updated 09:22 28/09/2012
McLaren have confirmed Lewis Hamilton will leave the team at the end of the season.

The former world champion is set to join Mercedes. Reports claim Hamilton has agreed a three-year deal worth £15million a year.

McLaren have confirmed they've signing Sergio Perez from Sauber from next season.

McLaren said: "Sergio's new deal means that he will begin a driving partnership with 2009 world champion Jenson Button."



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Not really a surprise. Previously discussed on here in this thread:

[url="http://lotusdriversclubonline.org.uk/index.php?/topic/154-general-f1-chat/page__st__60"]http://lotusdriversclubonline.org.uk/index.php?/topic/154-general-f1-chat/page__st__60[/url]

although I wouldn't have put money on Perez going to McLaren.

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So what does everyone think of Hamilton's move to Mercedes? Originally I didn't think it looked very good but after being reminded that the Mercedes (Brawn GP) team last won the Constructors in 2009, whereas the last time McLaren won it was back in 98, maybe it's a good decision after all. There are also the new engine regulations set for 2014, although even these seem under threat all of a sudden.

I think it's a great move for Perez on the other hand, but where will all this leave the formidable Schumi?

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