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Round the Benz // Lewis Hamilton drops in for day one at the Mercedes Benz factory

Published by Christine Blachford

Lewis Hamilton drops in for day one at the Mercedes Benz factory
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Lewis Hamilton makes his first appearance at the Mercedes factory as a fully fledged employee. With time for a quick talk to the gathered employees, and then a quick tour of the factory itself, Hamilton looked ready for a new challenge, and said as much.

During his speech, he thanked his new colleagues for the warm welcome, saying: "It's great to be back here at Stuttgart and also with Mercedes. I've always been a part of Mercedes since I was in Formula Three."

And of the progress they'll need to make to start winning and fighting for the championship, Hamilton sounded enthusiastic for the fight: "It's not a quick fix, it takes time, but I feel fresh, I feel ready. We're going to climb that mountain as fast as possible. I'm confident in 2014, we're going to have the best package."