Lewis Hamilton will be Mercedes’ first British works driver since Sir Stirling Moss in 1955.
The 2008 F1 world champion said he’s never seen a team hungrier for success than Mercedes AMG Petronas.
„It’s the start of a new chapter for me, a new adventure, and when I walked through the doors in Brackley, I was so excited to get down to work. I’ve been at the factory for a few days now, getting to know the guys, meeting my mechanics and engineers, learning myself into the team and I have never seen a group of people that is hungrier for success than this one,” Hamilton said at the reveal of Mercedes’ new car, the F1 W04.
Hamilton is not a stranger to Mercedes-Benz, having driven Mercedes-powered McLaren F1 cars for the last six years. „This is a new start for me with the team in Brackley but I have worked with Mercedes-Benz for a very long time now, and I learned one thing most of all: Mercedes-Benz doesn’t know how to lose. We are playing a long game here but I know we will have success together and I’m excited to be a big part of making it happen,” Hamilton added.
Team principal Ross Brawn said Rosberg and Hamilton are the F1’s strongest driver line-up in F1, adding that „a healthy level of competition between them both will help drive the team forward.” In his turn, Nico Rosberg welcomed Hamilton to the team. „It’s his first time in the Silver Arrow and I look forward to working together and pushing each other hard, to make this the best team in Formula One,” Rosberg said.