New world champion Nico Rosberg made the announcement last Friday that he would be leaving the sport, crafting Mercedes the challenge of finding a new driver. To triple world champion Lewis Hamilton it is especially important that his new teammate will be able to cope with the pressure.
"It is important that you as a driver of Mercedes withstand the pressure. Mercedes is a fine team, you are part of a family that is a fantastic employer."
Hamilton also announced that the driver has nothing to fear when they join Mercedes.
"For the driver who is going to be my team-mate, the following applies: to have no fear, you will be part of a great team.
"I wonder who my new teammate is going to be and I respect anyone who would want to be."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing