Hamilton replaces Schumacher at Mercedes in 2013

Mercedes team principal has actively pursued Lewis Hamilton to sign with the team, and today the deal was sealed. The 2008 FIA Formula One world champion will leave McLaren in at the end of this season. His new teammate starting in 2013 will be Nico Rosberg, who remains with the Silver Arrows team. “It is ...

Perez no longer a ‘pay driver’ – Whitmarsh

Sergio Perez is no longer a “pay driver”, McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh insists. Mexican Perez, also backed by Ferrari, started his F1 career by bringing millions in Carlos Slim-linked Telmex dollars to Sauber. But he is now moving to McLaren, amid speculation Telmex might eventually replace the grandee British team’s title sponsor Vodafone. The ...