Lewis Hamilton Leaving McLaren to Drive for Mercedes in 2013

After spending his entire career driving for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton will now be behind the wheel for Mercedes Formula One starting next season. Hamilton will replace seven-time Formula One champ Michael Schumacher.

The move has been expected, given Hamilton’s recent gripes with the McLaren team, despite a 14 year-long relationship. Hamilton will drive for Mercedes for the next three years, and hopes to find himself as the world champion yet again. 2008 was the last year he achieved the mark and believes he can help guide Mercedes to winning world championships in Formula One.

“It is now time for me to take on a fresh challenge and I am very excited to begin a new chapter,” Hamilton said. “Mercedes-Benz has such an incredible heritage in motorsport, along with a passion for winning which I share.”