Lewis Hamilton has hinted that he will stay with McLaren for many years, and he is nearly edge for sign a new contract with McLaren next year to carry on and McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh says that, he sure that love affair will carry on for many years to come.
Lewis Hamilton’s suffered many times in 2011 season, and he can’t complete three races for mechanical trouble and crashes. Lewis crashed with his team-mate in Turkish GP and collision with Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi at Belgian GP. The technical trouble in Brazilian GP.
Hamilton already started revolving his views to a more optimistic 2012 when his future is likely to be the subject of great discuss given his current deal expires at the end. The Champ sees no cause why he will not stay at McLaren even though it is highly likely seats at Ferrari and Red Bull will also be offered in 2013 season.
The British speedy Speaking to Press Association: “What is most important for me next year is getting back to where I should be – to the good performances, to winning, to enjoying life, enjoying the year.
“I’m at a positive place within myself. Things are getting better, and I just want to continue on this path because it would be good. I don’t think there’s any question of my commitment to the team, so there’s no real rush to have to do anything. I’ll just focus on the year.” Hamilton said.
Asked if he felt it was more than likely he would stay, Hamilton said: “Yeah, I do. I’m confident about that.
“Martin has already spoken to me about re-signing, so I know it’s there at some point, and I guess at some stage when we have time we’ll sit down (to discuss it further). But the most important thing is to focus on the season ahead.”
As Hamilton has been with the team since he was 13, team principal Whitmarsh feels it is hard to see him going anywhere else.
“By his extraordinarily high standards he has had a difficult year, but he’s in a positive place right now,” Whitmarsh told Press Association Sport. There is a deep affection between him and the team and I’m sure that love affair will carry on for many years to come.”
There was a point just over a month ago when Hamilton was in such a despondent mood you wonder whether he contemplated walking away. Whitmarsh had no such concerns, adding: “He’s a racer so I didn’t worry about it.
“I’ve known him since he was 11, 15 years, so I want to see him happy and contented. He’s a great driver in this team, but he is still a young man I’ve seen grow up from this high (indicates about three feet from the floor).
“It sounds corny if you start calling them your children, but he is a man, a great asset, and he deserves to be happy, to be enjoying his enormous talents in his career. I’m fairly confident we’ll find a good way forward so that in years to come he’s going to be very, very great as a driver and he will win plenty of races for McLaren, I’m sure.”
“I’m massively excited (about the break). I’m looking forward to going into the winter,” said Hamilton.
“I’ll take all my time to recover and channel all my energy into next year. I’ll make sure I enjoy it more,” said Hamilton.
“I was a bit too intense last year with my training and that meant I had less time for other people around me.
“I was out six hours a day training, six days a week so I had less time to enjoy it in between. I was tired or I was having lunch or sleeping. But you get a lot of energy spending time with people you love and enjoying yourself and relaxing, so I’m going to see if there is a way I can balance it.”
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