|Helmets on display at McLaren|
Many pundits of course are of the opinion that the financials of the deal were better for Hamilton at Mercedes, but he has insisted that this was also a very strong reason in him making the decision to leave his first home in Formula 1. In a recent interview to the Express newspaper he jokes saying, "The question is do we get trophies in 2013. Great I get to keep my trophies, oh shoot, I don't have any."
|Trophies on display at McLaren|
"I have come from a place with a lot of control, a really controlled environment where you are restricted to do and say what you are told. By the end of 2012, once I had made my decision to leave McLaren I was able to loosen up and put on the performances I put on." (GMM)