Hamilton still happy about move to faltering Mercedes

MCLAREN’S Lewis Hamilton is adamant that he need not have any concerns about his impending move to Mercedes as fears arise about their lack of form in the second half of this season.

The Briton is to end a 14-year association with McLaren to join a team who over the last three races have failed to register a solitary point but after team-mate Jenson Button described his departure as “a big loss”, Hamilton insisted he remains happy with his decision.

“It doesn’t worry me,” said Hamilton, who this weekend competes in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“I’m really excited to go there. I feel fantastic about the decision. I’m massively excited about working with new people. It is a fantastic team. I know they have lost their way a little bit at the moment but I’m going to go and help them find their way.
“I already knew how big [the task] was. I really thought about it hard. Perhaps it’s growing as a task, but I'm excited about it.”