Report: Lewis Hamilton to quit McLaren for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton is reportedly on the brink of joining Mercedes in a deal worth £60m.

Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of quitting McLaren in favour of a £60m deal with Mercedes, according to a report.

The Briton will replace the soon-to-retire Michael Schumacher at the German car giant, The Sun claims.

Hamilton, 27, will allegedly earn around around £15m a year with Mercedes, a figure which could rise to £100m when win bonuses and personal sponsorship deals are taken into account.

The 2008 world champion will link up with team principal Ross Brawn, who guided Schumacher to seven world championships and helped Jenson Button secure victory in 2009.

Hamilton, who has been with McLaren for 14 years, recently turned down a £36m deal to remain with the team.

Lewis Hamilton
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