Look, I'm a Hamilton fan, it's absolutely gutting the way this season has gone as in my eyes he should at least still be in a position to win the WDC but I honestly put it down to horrible luck and human error, nothing malicious at all.
The reasons for Lewis leaving McLaren however is a much more murky story, I'm sure in a few year it will all come out but I don't think it has a major effect on what has happened on track.
I agree with this not the final part - i removed it.
Lewis wants a different challenge, like a kid leaving home - there is a good thing about going out there some where else. Lewis did things not many drivers have done, been a Rookie straight in to F1 in a winning capable car.
If he had started out in a bad car and got in to Mclaren after a year or two he would still be there. As much as people will say Lewis has had some sheer bad luck, no one cared about the other cars having bad luck.
In fact I want some one to spend the time to show how many problems every car/team had, because I could promise you right now Lewis will not be ahead by far. Every team even Webber on RBR has had severe reliability. Vettel too, Mercs have had a ton of problems. Lewis is not the only one that has a bunch of DNFs to his names.
How many cars have had Kers issues?
To blame mclaren for reliability, get over it because it does happen in F1. Ferrari didnt have reliability issues but instead they had a bad Quali car that struggled to hit the top 3 yet Alonso was able to hit the podium often and Massa right behind (in his performance races). Only have to wonder what Massa could of done if not having those performance problems and playing second fiddle to Alonso. Massa has shown that Alonso CAN be beaten - does that mean that the Ferrari wasnt as slow as Alonso said it was.
Lewis him self proved to be quicker then Alonso but there have been times although not many this season when Button (who some consider a waste of space) beat Lewis fair and square.
So in the end, I say get off the back from these people, If Lewis wanted a reliable consistent car that finished races why would he go to Mercedez? they are barely and I mean barely any better on reliability. And remember they struggle to score points, MSC hit 7th on a wacky race.
Lewis will leave Merc if they dont fight the front runners, sooner or later his competitive nature will want more and he will regret his decision. Some times I think his decision was based like a teenager getting stroppy and leaving home just because they couldnt have sky.