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Hamilton becomes his own man

Lewis Hamilton believes has grown into his own man at Mercedes after revealing he defied his father's advice in electing to leave McLaren for the then also-rans two years ago.Almost 20 months on from Hamilton's bombshell transfer out of the team which had nurtured him through the entirety of his motor-racing career, it's easy to forget the level of shock generated by his decision to uproot to Mercedes. Logically, it defied all sense; why leave a team of seasoned winners for an outfit which had, at the time he put pen to paper, won just a single race in three undistinguished years? Jenson Button, his then McLaren team-mate, spoke for many as the voice of bewildered reason when he opined:...
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