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McLaren: Emotional and disappointed after Hamilton exit

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McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh admitted that he disappointed after Hamilton exit and he added its emotional moment.

Lewis Hamilton expected that end his McLaren career with Brazilian GP victory, but his top podium opportunity discolored after the collision with Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg at turn one, when the duo challenge for first place during the wet condition.

Whitmarsh says that he is a great asset for any team and also he added, McLaren will continue to have a good relationship with 2008 world champion.

“He’s a great human being, a great asset for any team, so of course I’m disappointed he is going. It’s emotional, but we’re a tough team and we have to get on.” Whitmarsh said

“I’m very sad about it because I’ve known him [Hamilton] personally for over 15 years, and I’ve seen him through some great, great moments. We’ve the makings of a good car for next year and we’ll go out there and do our best.”

“Like Lewis, I don’t spend too much time on that, it is what it is. I know the offer we made was higher, in a fiscal sense, than any other driver – apart from himself – is enjoying in Formula 1. I suspect he was given a better one, but that’s life. He said

“He’s been a friend and a colleague for a long time. Next year he’ll be a competitor and we’ll try and beat him. I’m sure we’ll continue to have a good relationship, we’ll compete appropriately and we’ll go out there and see how we get on.”


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