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No surprise Hamilton to join Mercedes – Mercedes motorsport head

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Mercedes motorsport head Norbert Haug says that he is not surprised that the McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton to joining Mercedes, and he added Lewis Hamilton is already link with their partner McLaren.

Haug also claim that Hamilton took all his Formula 1 victory with Mercedes engines, and they financed him in junior career with McLaren.

Lewis Hamilton win a world title with McLaren in 2008 world championship, 48 podiums and 20 race victory. McLaren currently 125 points ahead of Mercedes AMG team in the constructors’ championship.

“I should not be surprised if a driver joins us.” Haug told Autosport.

“Lewis is not a new guy for us. We learnt Lewis via our partner McLaren; we financed him 50/50 with McLaren in his junior career. In Formula 3 Lewis won 15 of his 20 races [in the 2005 Euro Series], all with Mercedes engines.

“All his Formula 1 victories were with Mercedes engines. And we have been paying for his retainer with McLaren. That’s common knowledge from the past.

“He’s already a member of the Mercedes family. He knows us, he trusts us. We have signed him now and now we need to present ourselves on the racetrack.

“That’s what we’re not currently doing in a good enough manner. You can trust us that we are working on that very intensively.”


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