Jan.12 (GMM) Former F1 driver Martin Brundle expects Lewis Hamilton to win a race for Mercedes this year.
But the 53-year-old, who like Hamilton is a former McLaren driver, admitted he would have advised the 2008 world champion to make a different decision as he picked a team for 2013.
"Having said that, I do think Mercedes will be much better this year and I wouldn't be at all surprised if he (Hamilton) wins a race in 2013 -- in fact, I would be surprised if he doesn't win a race because Lewis has got such speed.
"If Mercedes can harness that speed and give him the car, he will drag another quarter of a second per lap out of it somewhere and I think he'll do a great job," Brundle, now a TV commentator, told British broadcaster Sky.
"Time will tell," he said at the Autosport International show in Birmingham.