The most awaited decision of this year’s ‘silly season’ is due to be announced on Friday. Lewis Hamilton has been weighing up offers from current employers McLaren and rival squad Mercedes over the past few weeks, but the situation is now expected to reach its climax and allow the 2013 grid to fully take shape.
Sky Sports F1 commentator Martin Brundle believes there has been a flurry of activity behind the scenes over the past few days, with McLaren recently improving their offer in a bid to retain the 2008 title winner. Should Hamilton decide to join Mercedes, it could signal the end of seven-time Champion Michael Schumacher’s career.
On Thursday morning, Mercedes Team Principal Ross Brawn remained hushed over the speculation. However, he did explain that any ‘ambitious’ team – which he claims Mercedes certainly is – would look to acquire a driver with the quality he possesses.