Brawn says Hamilton and Rosberg can win the championship
13 December, 2013
Departing Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn, working his final week with the Brackley based team, is convinced that in Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg the Silver Arrows have drivers capable of winning the World Champioship.
“Each of them has what it takes to win the World Championship for Mercedes,” Brawn is quoted by German media.
“Nico overcame the challenge of Michael Schumacher, but this was not a great indicator because no one really knew at first what level Michael was during his comeback. But I think Nico’s performances against Lewis have given the people a fresh reference – he had a great year.”
Regarding Hamilton, Brawn said, “Lewis’ performance has been typical for [a] first year with a new team. He had to learn how the processes work, build relationships and we had to know each other. If you spend so long at a team, as he did [with McLaren], then you will develop your own style or get used to certain things. “
Brawn believes that the contest between the two, self proclaimed buddies within the team, will be intriguing, “It’s a great battle, which is good for the team. Now first and foremost it’s up to Mercedes to build its two drivers a strong foundation for 2014. Thereafter they might have something to cheer about.” (GP247)
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