F1 » McLaren tells Hamilton: There has to be give-and-take

McLaren-Mercedes managing director Jonathan Neale suggests that Lewis Hamilton might like to consider the F1 sponsorship commitments side of things from his team's perspective, too...

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Mini WRC Fan - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 2:19 PM

At the end of the day it's the huge number of sponsors that provide Hamilton's wages, and I personally think he should make the effort to give something back to them. He can't have it all his own way.

UknownStuntGuy - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 2:20 PM

I am a massive fan of the driver but not so much of the person. Does Mclaren really need him that badly that they just take his sad sad remarks on the chin?? He is a strastruck child. Anthony, give your son a clip round the head, please.

fourking - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 2:24 PM

Well Lulu on his high horse or at least his management is
more middle men taking thier 20% and to justify that they push for more all the time.
Lulu should think himself lucky that his job is something he loves doing and he gets mega bucks for doing it
wake up and smell the coffee and dump the football/pop star managment team

Calvin _

July 20, 2011 2:30 PM

It's not like it's his first year at McLaren, so he knows what is required. He then has to decide whether the teams sponsors come first, or his rise as a "celebrity" is more important. He has chosen a management team that only have knowledge of show business, maybe he should have chosen a sports based management team who understand the team sponsor obligations.

DreadUK - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 2:35 PM


you mean someone like his Old Man who probably knows more about F1 Management than many of the regular managers. Perhaps LH shouldn't have had his head turned by leggy bimbo's with dodgy talent credentials mobbed by managers all telling her she's fantastic. What LH needs is a good clip round the ear from his Dad.

Calvin _

July 20, 2011 2:54 PM

@DreadUK, well, maybe not his dad, but someone from a sporting background. Doesn't Brundle manage? and Coulthard? They would certainly understand the requirements of F1 better that his current manager.

But then, you have to think. He chose his manager and he must have known the pros and cons. Maybe he does want to be a celebrity? LH, star who sometimes drives a car quite fast. Maybe he should really be The STIG!

scampsuzi - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 3:56 PM

If I were the greatest driver the world has ever seen, which, by the way, I am not!, and did not wish to divert any of my attention from the job in hand and chose not to perform like a pet dog, does that mean I would be unemployable? If anyone agrees with that it would seem to suggest that in the interest of keeping sponsors happy you would be prepared to sacrifice excellence, think about it!!

Spaghettieddie - Unregistered

July 20, 2011 4:03 PM

If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. I don't hear anyone else bitching, and I take it they have the same type of obligations to their sponsors. Buck up kid, your just making giving the other drivers a reason to push you and 'break' you on track. Shut it!:)

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