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Hamilton expects tough deal talks with McLaren

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Championship leader Lewis Hamilton’s current deal will expire at the end of the season, and he still expecting tough discussion with McLaren over a new deal.

Canadian GP winner Hamilton has said several times that he does not want deal talks to distract him from his driving this season.

Recently McLaren Group chairman Ron Dennis hinted in Canada that the financial situation will affect the pay it can offer Hamilton. Both sides claim that there is no hurry to conclude a deal.

“Ron is a very tough negotiator,” said Hamilton when asked about Dennis’s comments.

“He was very tough when they negotiated the contract that they have now and I expect him to be the same when we go back in. But I don’t see there being many problems, to be honest.”

“I still want to win every race,” he said. “It is just that you have to be perhaps a little more strategic with your approach this year.

“We have seen seven different winners and both me and Fernando [Alonso] have scored in every race. But the championship is so close.

“I don’t think there is too much of a different approach, but you have to be a little more sensible this year.”


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