LEWIS HAMILTON has quit McLaren and joined Mercedes in a £60million deal.
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is leaving McLaren to replace legend Michael Schumacher at Mercedes for the 2013 season.
It is now time for me to take on a fresh challenge and I am very excited to begin a new chapter racing for the Mercedes Formula One Team.
Mercedes-Benz has such an incredible heritage in motorsport, along with a passion for winning, which I share.
Together, we can grow and rise to this new challenge. I believe that I can help steer the Silver Arrows to the top and achieve our joint ambitions of winning the world championships― HamiltonThe 27-year-old will link up with boss Ross Brawn, who guided Schuey to seven world titles and was also behind Jenson Button’s 2009 world crown.