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Brawn doubted Hamilton's commitment

Though it was Niki Lauda who tempted Lewis Hamilton away from McLaren to Mercedes, the move was approved by then team boss, Ross Brawn, even though the Briton had his doubts about his countryman's commitment. Having overseen all seven of Michael Schumacher's titles with Benetton and Ferrari, Brawn, who was used to the German's 100% commitment to his craft, to the exclusion of all else, feared that Hamilton's many interests away from the sport would compromise him. As the Briton racked up his sixth title on Sunday, Brawn now knows this not to be the case. 'I think the best compliment I can pay Lewis is to say that he has found a unique way of being a great champion,' said Brawn. 'I have to...
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