Connect with us

Uncategorized

McLaren state plenty of time to reform future of Hamilton

Published

on

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team says that they are not hurry on a new deal for 2008 F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton. The Brit existing contract will expire at the end of this F1 season.

Lewis Hamilton start his Formula 1 career with McLaren since 2007, in his first season, Hamilton set several records, while finishing second in the 2007 F1 world Championship, just one point behind his 2007 team-mate Kimi Räikkönen. In 2008 he won the World Championship, ahead of Felipe Massa

McLaren MD Jonathan Neale said throughout a Vodafone phone-in that the team was eager to hold the Lewis Hamilton, but says there was no hurry on a new contract.

“Quite clearly we would like him to continue racing for us, he’d like to continue racing for us,” Neale said.

“We have plenty of time, we don’t need to make that decision until much later this year.”

“I wouldn’t put the last two races into a professional’s mind like Lewis’s in terms of where he will be comfortable in the future,” Neale added.

“I think you have to look at the performance of the team in the long-term and against that we stand fairly well placed.

“I’m not going to walk away from the fact we have to continue to work hard, eliminate mistakes and find upgrades. Six races, six winners; nobody is consistent at the moment.

“We sit second in the constructors’ championship at the moment, and our intent is to make both drivers feel comfortable in the car so they consistently score points. We haven’t done that in the past races, I’m sure we can in the future.”


All material and photos are copyrighted material and owned by their respective owners. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only.Images come courtesy of; ferrari.com, mclaren.com, Sahara forceindiaf1.com, redbull.com, mercedesgp.com, Caterham F1, toyota, Sauber, williamsf1, lotus, Marussia, HRT, getty Images,LAT, Reuters Pictures and AP Photos.


http://www.formula1onlive.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F119 hours ago

Sirotkin to test DTM, Hartley to Porsche

Sergey Sirotkin could keep his motor racing career alive in the German touring car series DTM. SMP Racing, his Russian...

2018 F119 hours ago

McLaren not ‘copying’ Red Bull car – Sainz

Carlos Sainz has played down claims McLaren is ‘copying’ Red Bull’s chassis concept for 2019. With Red Bull moving to...

2018 F119 hours ago

Barcelona hopes for new F1 contract

Organisers of the Spanish grand prix are still not sure they will reach a new agreement with Liberty Media. Vicenc...

2018 F12 days ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said he...

2018 F12 days ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

Max Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F12 days ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

A cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...

2018 F12 days ago

“I did not lose confidence in myself at any time,” – Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz says he will do his best to “lead” McLaren from the cockpit in 2019. The Spaniard is moving...

2018 F13 days ago

Sirotkin, Wehrlein eye Ferrari role for 2019

Two drivers may be eyeing Daniil Kvyat’s job at Ferrari for 2019. This year, Russian Kvyat was a Ferrari development...

2018 F13 days ago

“I just wanted to make it better,”- Verstappen

Max Verstappen has revealed that he is prepared to be patient with Honda in 2019. Especially in 2018 as the...

2018 F13 days ago

Gasly ‘not afraid’ of Verstappen

Pierre Gasly says he is not worried about pairing up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year. Gasly replaces...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media