Lewis has just signed a three year contract with Mercedes and the est of the world is left wondering what the hell he is thinking. In making the swap he is making a change from a team that is giving him a legitiamte shot at the drivers title (and a shot that would be even better if it wasn't for the misfortune of Italy and Singapore) and moving to a team that has one win. Not only do Mercedes only have one win to their name, but that one win came at the start of a season where nobody could understand the Pirellis that they were racing on. Even Pastor Maldonado could manage a win in those crazy early days where, if you fluked upon a good setup then you were on the podium, no matter the car you were in. Since that win Mercedes have been lucky to hang onto the back end of the mid field while McLaren are finding themselves more and more toward the pointy end of the field. People will point out that Mercedes have plenty of finacing behind them. At the same time it wasn't so long ago that teams like Toyota and Honda came and went with their huge budgets having achieved nothing. What seems to be more important to winning races and championships is having an organization with the knowledge and determination to get it done. Mercedes seem to me to be more determined to sell cars, and t-shirts than in winning championship winning cars. Why elso would you hire a 40 year old out of form racing legend rather than an up and coming prospect. Mercedes seem to willing to throw the money around to buy the image they want. They might be better off from a racing point of view of spending more effort on going fast. All this move seems to suggest to me is that Hamilton is more interested in Hamilton the legend rather than Hamilton the driver.
I am a race fan. I cannot claim to be an expert on anything, but as a fan I am apparently the most important part of the sport. So I assume everyone wants to hear what I have to say.