Hamilton: I know Mercedes will succeed
4 February 2013 – Lewis Hamilton is adamant that although it will be a challenging process, the Mercedes Formula 1 team will taste championship success in future seasons. The British driver, who moved from rivals McLaren to partner Nico Rosberg at the outfit, says he is excited to be playing 'a big part' in a new era for the Silver Arrows.
"I have worked with Mercedes-Benz for a very long time, and I learned one thing most of all: Mercedes-Benz doesn't know how to lose. We are playing a long game but I know we will have success and I'm excited to be a big part of making it happen."
Hamilton completed his first laps behind the wheel of the new Mercedes F1 W04 chassis at Jerez on Monday afternoon, soon after the car was officially launched.