David Coulthard on Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes move

David Coulthard on Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes move

In his latest column for AUTOSPORT, British F1 legend David Coulthard gives his frank and forthright views on Lewis Hamilton's departure from McLaren on the Woking squad's choice of replacement.

So it's finally happened. Lewis Hamilton is leaving McLaren at the end of the year, and I'm not in the least bit surprised. Relationships can be difficult to manage, and some don't last especially long. Not that a short relationship can't be a fulfilling or successful one, in fact I think it was Bruce McLaren himself who said that life isn't measured in years, but by what you do during yours.

I've heard a few comments from people slating Lewis for being disloyal to McLaren by leaving. Well sorry to those guys, but if teams want loyalty from their drivers, they should sign them up on 10 or 20-year contracts, and they don't.

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