Last month 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton declared he was departing McLaren following 14 years racing career and signing new deal with Mercedes.
The German automotive giant Mercedes have unsuccessful to score a single point in the three races since Lewis Hamilton made his decision to join them next season but the McLaren driver says their slump has only made him more determined.
Hamilton, who has been at McLaren his entire F1 career, will replace Michael Schumacher at Mercedes with the seven-time world champion retiring following a comeback lasting three years.
“It makes me even more driven to help them score points,” Hamilton said.
“I’m very happy with the decision I made. It doesn’t impact on that. People do sometimes lose their way, even we have struggled in the past, and not scored points.”
The same time, by chance, Hamilton’s replacement at McLaren – Sauber’s Perez – has also been unable to score in his last three races.
Reuters reported that, Hamilton has said repeatedly he does not expect to be winning straight away with Mercedes next year and is looking more to 2014, when new regulations and engine are introduced.
“I already knew how big it was going to be,” he said of the task. “I really thought about it hard, and I could see how big it was.
“Perhaps it’s growing, but as a task I’m really excited about it, excited to meet new people and to being in a different environment, and to mould myself into that environment.”