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McLaren confident Hamilton will sign a new long-term deal

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Vodafone McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is confident that Lewis Hamilton will sign a new long-term deal with the team.

Lewis Hamilton’s existing contract will expire at end of this season, and the speculation bounded that the 2008 World Champion will look to leave the team.

Woking based F1 squad now fall down to fourth in constructors’ championship, behind the Red Bull, Ferrari, and Lotus. Recently he says that wants a car capable of winning.

And also McLaren speedy says he will wait until the summer break following the Hungarian GP to talk about his future.

“We haven’t sat down and discussed anything yet but I’m sure over the summer break, when we have the summer break it would be nice to get something in place,” he told Russian news agency R-Sport in Moscow.

“That would be a time when we can be more relaxed and make the most sensible decision for the future. To be honest, you have to base your decisions on much, much longer than such a short period of time,” he said.

“There are lots of things to take into account. These people have supported me; these are the people that got me into Formula One.” Hamilton added.

Martin Whitmarsh says he expects the 27-year-old to extend his stay with the team and that a few bad races will not change how he views McLaren.

“I’m expecting that we will,” Whitmarsh said during a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in.

“Lewis has been a member of this team for a long time. We have been concentrating on a season – I think there’s been more speculation, more concern, more interest in this situation in the media than perhaps within the team or in Lewis’ mind. We appear nowadays to be asked questions about it but I don’t think it occupies as much time in our minds as it does in column inches.

“I don’t [think poor form could harm McLaren’s chances of retaining Hamilton], because we’re going to the next two races trying to win as we go to every race, and I think Lewis is more intelligent than that and I would hope so is most of the media.”


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