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Formula One: McLaren says Hamilton to leave, Perez to join

Published on Sep 28, 2012 4:30 PM
 
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves to the crowd after taking the pole position in the qualifying session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, in this Sept 22, 2012 file photo. He is set to move from McLaren to the Mercedes Formula One team next season in a deal likely to send Michael Schumacher back into retirement, according to media reports in Britain and Germany. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Lewis Hamilton is set to move from McLaren to the Mercedes Formula One team next season in a deal likely to send Michael Schumacher back into retirement, according to media reports in Britain and Germany.

British newspapers said an announcement could come later on Friday once the Mercedes board had signed a new commercial agreement committing the German car maker to the sport's long-term future.

Bild, Germany's best-selling tabloid, said on its website that Mercedes had opted for 2008 world champion Hamilton.

There was no immediate comment from either Mercedes or the Briton.

 
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