Hamilton has no regrets leaving McLaren

By Jim Vertuno, AP, 15 November 2012
© AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Despite what his current team boss says, Lewis Hamilton is very happy about his decision to leave McLaren for Formula 1 rival Mercedes after this season.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh recently said he believes Hamilton rushed into his decision after retiring from the Sept. 23 Singapore Grand Prix with gearbox problem, and will regret the decision to end his 14-year relationship with the team. Mercedes has won one race in three seasons.

Hamilton said he was surprised by Whitmarsh's comments but has no regrets about leaving.

"It's clearly absolutely not the case," said Hamilton, who the 2008 world championship and started at Abu Dhabi in pole position.

"I've got a great team and I've been with them such a long time. So I'm sure everyone has emotions within the team, but I'm still here giving 100 percent to them for the last two races," Hamilton said.

"Of course it's quite emotional for me, but I'm very, very happy with the decision I've made."


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