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Sir Lewis Hamilton has been part of Mercedes since 2013. After the great F1 racer Niki Lauda encouraged the Briton to move to the German outfit from McLaren, he has been there until this year. It was a great move back in 2013 when nobody really believed in the Silver Arrows. After all, the Brackley team was not looking like a championship-winning outfit. Hence, everybody questioned Hamilton’s move from McLaren to Mercedes. But it turned out to be the best decision he could ever make. From 2014 to 2021, the Silver Arrows won all the constructor titles. 

Moreover, Lewis Hamilton went on to add six more Driver’s championship victories to his maiden title that came in 2008. As a result, he equaled the great Michael Schumacher with the same number of titles. But he surpassed the German great in terms of race wins. Even to this day, Hamilton is the only F1 racer to win more than 100 GPs. Hence, Mercedes played a big role in making Hamilton a superstar for the ages. But then the great racer decided to move to Ferrari. It took everybody by shock. 


Lewis Hamilton’s Move To Maranello Has Been A Strange Transition

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Recently, in an interview with CBS, Lewis Hamilton told Gayle King that this journery has been very emotional for him because he loves Mercedes so much. On top of that, he clarified the reason for his decision to leave Mercedes. Specifically, the seven-time champion mentioned that he is leaving not because of unhappiness or any relationship issue within the team. Moreover, Lewis Hamilton credited the Silver Arrows for sticking by him through thick and thin since he was 13 years old. Hence, moving to Ferrari next year feels like a strange transition for Hamilton who’s still trying his best to win races for Mercedes.

But the fact that bothers the most decorated F1 racer of all time is his winless streak of 51 races. The last time Hamilton won a race was in 2021 at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. That was the penultimate race of that year. If he could win the final race that year in Abu Dhabi, he could have already been an eight-time champion. But no, it was the time for Max Verstappen to rise as the Red Bull driver won his maiden title that year. Since then, the Dutch racer has never looked back. From 2022 to the present day, Max has won 38 races. But Lewis Hamilton remained winless since 2022. 

There’s No Lack Of Motivation For The Seven-Time Champion

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Competitively, Mercedes and Hamilton have dropped really low. But the seven-time champion said it is important to shift perspectives when things are not going well. Hence, he says the whole team is still looking to bring improvements to the car. Moreover, Lewis Hamilton believes “We exist to win.”

He said the team must come together to find ways to get back to the level they once were. That’s where they want to be and not behind Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren. Moreover, the great Briton said that he had an enjoyable experience while rallying everyone on the team. 

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