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McLaren: Hamilton deal offer was higher in Formula 1

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McLaren principal Martin Whitmarsh says that the team offered a best deal in Formula 1 for Lewis Hamilton to stay with Woking based squad for upcoming season.

After a long speculation about 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton’s future, and it’s ended in last week Friday, the Brit was decide to join Mercedes for upcoming season. Instantly McLaren selected Sergio Perez for next season.

Martin Whitmarsh rejected the latest reports that McLaren undervalued Mercedes’ offer, and he says McLaren offer was best in Formula 1 for Hamilton.

“I think Lewis is a top flight driver and we didn’t underestimate his attractiveness to others in F1, I think we knew that Lewis would be in demand, that’s why we made him an offer. The offer that we made was higher than, I believe, any other driver in Formula 1 is currently receiving, or will receive next year. Whitmarsh said during a Vodafone phone-in.

“It was a good offer but clearly we had to look at the benefits because we recognised that there was a serious threat.”

Whitmarsh says that he is not worried about his team’s management of its discussions with Lewis Hamilton and pleased with they are done all it could to keep the 2008 world champion.

“I think we had a lot of conversations with Lewis’s management team. I don’t think I have any particular regrets. I think that we made a very good and serious offer and proposition. Ultimately of course we weren’t able to agree terms.

“Probably two things: One, I am not the best person to answer your question and be objective about it and two, looking back and regrets are things you don’t get much time for in F1.”

“We put a lot of effort in to trying to keep Lewis. Clearly he is a great asset to any race team, so we made a big effort but I think ultimately Lewis had to make a decision, he made one, and we must now look forward.” Whitmarsh added.


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