Lewis Hamilton: “Mercedes doesn’t know how to lose…”

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg do a spot of PR for their new sponsor...

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg do a spot of PR for their new sponsor…

Lewis Hamilton emphasised his optimism about 2013 by saying that Mercedes ‘doesn’t know how to lose.’

Hamilton makes his first proper public appearance as a Mercedes driver as testing kicks off in Jerez this week.

“It’s a very special day for me to officially present our Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow to the world,” said Hamilton. “There is no company with a longer history in Grand Prix racing than Mercedes-Benz and it is an honour for me to tread in the footsteps of legends like Juan Manuel Fangio, Sir Stirling Moss and Michael Schumacher.

“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.

“They have been flat out this winter trying to pack more performance into the new car and I can’t wait to drive it and see where I can make a difference to help push the team forward with Nico.

“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.”

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4 responses to “Lewis Hamilton: “Mercedes doesn’t know how to lose…”

  1. Simon B

    “Mercedes doesn’t know how to lose?” It’s about to learn! Even with Lewis Hamilton I’ve seen nothing from this team which makes be believe it can compete with Ferrari and McLaren, let alone Red Bull Racing.
    I’m sure Lewis will pull a few rabbit-from-the-hat victories at places like Montreal, Monaco and Abu Dhabi but I can’t see him doing it over a full season, can you?

  2. Anna annison

    Well we haven’t seen the car race yet. If they’ve made Improvements on last year, where they had a win and locked out the front row, and Lewis does his magic, they could be a surprise. Their real target is 2014, but I wouldn’t write this year off just yet.

  3. David Myers

    They’ve been pretty good at losing in the last three years…

  4. CTP

    taking on a near-moribund sponsor can’t be a good omen…

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