When Lewis Hamilton announced he was leaving his long-term McLaren home to join Mercedes in September 2012, he always stated that the 2014 title was his goal.
In Abu Dhabi, that target was ticked off.
Hamilton was drawn to Mercedes by a man no longer at the team, Ross Brawn. By the point he made his decision, the team was already in the early stages of concept design on the 2014 engine and car.
It must have been clear they were heading in the right direction - but the move was a leap of faith on both sides.
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