It must have taken quite a sales pitch to convince Lewis that success lies away from McLaren, a team he has been nurtured by since a young age. Many will claim he has followed the dollar signs, and the media will only focus on that - I say bollocks to that.
It is the Tuesday following the German Grand Prix, I'm sitting in the English countryside sipping a pint and it is beautifully hot and sunny. Three days ago I was sat at Innentribune B at the Hockenheimring, near Mannheim in Germany, rain lashing down during qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
Silverstone. The home of the British Grand Prix, but also the home of Formula One. If Monaco symbolises the glitz and glamour of F1, Silverstone is the history of F1.
Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Sebastien Vettel, Pastor Maldonado, Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton have each won a race this year, and we are only seven races into the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship.
This coming weekend is perhaps one of the most famous races in all of motorsport: Le Mans 24 Hours. This year there is a hearty British representation and in the past the likes of Allan McNish, Johnny Herbert and Martin Brundle have all climbed the top step of the podium.
Six races, six different winners and the most open championship for years. It's silly. But the 'F1 Silly Season' happens every year. The what?? Yes, a silly name but oh so accurate.
Monaco is special. It is the symbol of everything Formula 1 is about: beauty, glamour, precision and reward. They have overhauled their pits complex in recent years to be in line with any other leading motor circuit and their marshals are the best in the world. The same can definitely not be said about the Spanish Grand Prix circuit.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone recently came out and said that there is no such thing as bad publicity, which was in reference to the Bahrain Grand Prix. A well known saying yes, but in this instance, tasteless. The Grand Prix took place in the gulf state amid incredibly controversial and unpleasant circumstances.
Rarely does Britain produce two genuine contenders for a world title in the same field, but when we do the rivalry is fierce.
Last Sunday saw another fantastic race in the 2011 F1 season, this time coming from the Nürburgring in Germany, where for the first time in 15 races,...