I think a number of factors played a part in the move and to be honest I don’t blame him in the slightest.
Truthfully, how many people would respond to the question; “Would you like to earn more money in return for working less days?” with a “No.”?
If we agree that the main attractions in a job are money, time and happiness, I think Lewis has made the right choice.
You could argue that he has a better shot at winning races/titles at McLaren, but is that really true? In six seasons at the team, he could’ve won the title 4 times. In reality he’s won it once, and the errors by the team seem to get greater each season. Is he really any worse off at Mercedes? A team he can rebuild Schumacher-esqe?
I don’t blame him, and, if it doesn’t work out, big deal, everyone knows his talent and he’s young enough to move on again if needs must.
Can’t wait for next season.