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Hamilton's "leap of faith" that propelled him to become record-equalling champion

Lewis Hamilton has revealed it required "a leap of faith" for him to cut the apron strings to McLaren and join Mercedes which has resulted in him statistically becoming the most successful driver in Formula 1 history. After winning his first F1 title in 2008, Hamilton then spent a further four fruitless seasons with McLaren scrabbling for the odd win here and there before deciding to make his career-defining move to Mercedes at the end of 2012. Article continues under video A further six titles in eight seasons have followed that have allowed Hamilton to match the landmark of seven championships won by Michael Schumacher. After initially being softened up by the late Niki Lauda...
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