Originally Posted by Texasmade
Mercedes sucked as a works team the year before Lewis joined and everyone thought he was nuts to go to an uncompetitive team. Staying with FI guarantees Nico will never win a championship. At least with Renault he has a slight chance to one day win one.
That Merc was consistently 6th or 7th in races, Schumi even put it on pole once. That's a big difference from being booted out of Q3 which is where Renault is. Fair point because I even remember thinking Lewis was nuts.
In my defense, Red Bull uses their engines, and I have a really hard time seeing them outperform the customer team anytime soon.
Face it, he did it for the salary.