June.14 – A spokesperson for Lewis Hamilton has played down news that Hamilton discuss with Red Bull boss Christian Horner in the Montreal paddock to talk about his future.
Following a complex qualifying session in Canada Hamilton was seen talking to Horner, with Autosport reporting that the duo spent 15 minutes speaking in private.
And The Mirror also claimed that a related meeting took place with Ferrari team Principal Stefano Domenicali, refueling rumours from earlier in the season that Hamilton is looking to move away from McLaren when his contract runs out at the end of 2012.
The reports have forced a spokesman for Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment Company – who manages Hamilton – to come out and make a statement denying any talks about his future.
“I can say categorically there are no talks with Red Bull or Ferrari. In fact anyone. If we were to start talks we would go to McLaren first. Lewis is happy at McLaren and still very positive about playing a part in this championship.”
Former McLaren and Red Bull driver David Coulthard wrote in his Daily Telegraph column that a break from McLaren could be the right move for Hamilton’s career.
“Maybe (a new team) is something he needs after literally growing up at McLaren over the last decade – drop the emotional baggage which inevitably grows in every relationship.”
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