Mercedes better than McLaren for driver 'focus' admits Hamilton

By on Friday, March 1, 2013

Mercedes is better than McLaren at putting "the focus on the driver", Lewis Hamilton has claimed after moving teams for the first time after six years in Formula One.

It is believed one of the reasons the 2008 world champion decided to leave McLaren is because Mercedes was offering a lighter deal in terms of the team's non-driving expectations.

"We still have sponsors, sponsors' appearances and filming days," he told reporters at the final Barcelona test on Thursday.

"There is not a huge difference. (Just that) the focus is on the driver, the driver's performance, the driver being ready for the job at hand.

"That's one thing I'm noticing is a little bit better here," added Hamilton.


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