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Hamilton at ease with Mercedes

by Setanta Staff , 10 February 2013

Lewis Hamilton has told his detractors that he is happy to let them make comments about his switch to Mercedes while he gets on with doing his job.


Lewis Hamilton has told his detractors that he is happy to let them make comments about his switch to Mercedes while he gets on with doing his job.

Hamilton’s move to Mercedes from McLaren has come under much scrutiny with many suggesting he had moved to an inferior team. These opinions were enhanced when Hamilton’s first day in Mercedes ended with a crash at testing.

However, the Briton remains happy with his decision and doesn't pay much attention to what others say, "That's how people are. Whenever there is something coming up some people feel the right to make their comments. That doesn't really bother me," he told the official Formula One website.

"I don't live my life with regrets. When I make a decision that I've had time to think about, generally I never have to think about it again," he added.

"When you make decisions on a whim you might regret it - but I don't do that."

Hamilton believes that the structure at Mercedes, where he reports to team boss Ross Brawn, non-executive chairman Niki Lauda and executive director Toto Wolff, as opposed to just Martin Whitmarsh at McLaren, will help him improve this season.

"I report to Toto and to Ross - and also to Niki," he explained. "The good thing is that I have these guys to go to. Martin was a fantastic boss - and I wouldn't be in Formula One without Ron, so I was fortunate to have good bosses.

"When I am at the factory I speak to all three of them - or particularly to Ross and Toto because they have all the connections to all the engineers and mechanics. I mention something to Toto and I reiterate it to Ross - I push from both sides."

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