The Straits Times
Published on Sep 28, 2012

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


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.