Lewis Hamilton expressed that, 2013 Formula 1 season proved his judgment is right to leave McLaren for Mercedes this season.
The end of 2012 season Hamilton joins Mercedes, McLaren finished strong position in this season with Jenson Button took top podium in final grand prix of the year in Brazil. Following the Brit extensively criticised, and some F1 experts says Hamilton’s decision was terrible.
In this season, Hamilton scored 67 more points than McLaren as a team, and also the Woking based F1 squad failed to finish on the podium and slumped to fifth in the constructors’ standings.
When the source asked, if it was a nice feeling to prove his critics wrong – “Yes, I think it was 98% of the people [who doubted me]. Yeah, it’s nice, it’s great. Hamilton told ESPNF1
“It felt like the right choice to me [at the time] and it has been, I’ve been really, really happy. It’s much more than the results, it’s been the whole experience of coming to terms with a new car and a new team, it’s been really enjoyable.”
“In other years it looked like the progress had come to a halt while others were still developing, but to see the developments keep coming through is a really good step. Of course we want more next year and I hope we will deliver that, but I thought this year would be a foundation building year, I just didn’t realise the foundation would be that positive.”
“The concept of something new and newness is exciting,” he added. “If it was an evolution of this year’s car then it would be very hard to beat the Red Bulls because they are just so far ahead it would have been difficult to close that gap. I’m happy that it’s all reset again because otherwise it would be five, six of seven world championships [for Sebastian Vettel]!”