At the beginning of 2016, mechanics and engineers were shuffled between Hamilton and the recently-retired Nico Rosberg in a move that the team insists was routine.
However, almost a year on, Hamilton still isn't happy about the move, and is adamant it won't happen again.
"I’ll speak to Toto [Wolff, Mercedes chief] about next year and say I don’t want my guys being changed," he is quoted by the Mail Online. "I want to keep all my engineers. All my mechanics. There is not a single person who needs to leave."
"I am now their only world champion so hopefully they respect and appreciate that and the commitment I’ll put in next year."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing