F1 » Helmet and trophies 'priceless' to Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has said that ownership of racewinner's trophies could be key to new McLaren contract.

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Dylan - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 2:48 PM

Some drivers like Button are players some others like Hamilton are racers they do it for glory and honor while players do it for the glamour and money. Gotta love Hamilton's attitude!

MotoGP - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 2:57 PM

The motivations of any world-class athlete who risks his or her life pursuing excellence at a level none of us can comprehend is beyond the judgment of a bunch of second-guessing keyboard command fanboys.

Money, fame, trophies.... who cares? Whatever keeps him racing.

Mark _

August 03, 2012 3:17 PM

This really is one of the lamest team policies. The team already gets the constructors trophy. Unless Hamilton wins another WDC I don't think that he is in much of a position to change their culture. At least he gets to keep Senna's, I mean his helmet.


August 03, 2012 3:17 PM
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Hmm i dont see how Button is more of a player than Hamilton, bk in his early days maybe but no way does Jens not do for the glory and honour, if u ever hear him talk privately he'll tell u that, that he wants to chat to his kids & grand kids about the day he became world champion and to show them all the trophies and that money means nothing in that respect. And also i have been under the impression that hamilton earns substantually more money for a number of years than button who even took a pay cut to join Mclaren even tho he just won the world champ. So Yes im sure ur right that Jenson does it for the money & glamour. lol
Also im not sayin Hamilton is, they all do it for the Glory & Honour! Money is just a bonus.

Liam48 - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 6:10 PM

I din't like the guy but I completely agree with him, I used to race motorbikes and winning that trophy was the most rewarding thing and having that taken away from you and you given a "replica" is a bit of a kick in the teeth. You bust your balls on track just to hand over your trophy, it's not right!

I have always said the teams should get the replicas and the drivers the original, if other teams allow the drivers to keep their trophies why can't McLaren?

Ptolomy - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 7:48 PM

...A classic case of biting the hand that feeds it. Its the "bling" that Hamilton craves. Kinda like his earrings. Its all about the "hey look at me, how pretty I am." Its kinda like trading Manhattan for a string of beads and a couple of trinkets.

FreeJack - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 8:54 PM

I'd want to keep the trophies I won, too...especially at this level. They represent achievements that very few people can claim and to have the team force you to give them up so they can fill their trophy cases at the factory is just lame. That's why they hand out constructor trophies. Of course, McLaren haven't had a constructor's championship since the 90's, so I guess it's understandable...

Ron - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 10:23 PM

If McLaren keep there **** sorted for the rest of season, tey would be well in the hunt for a constructers this year, big if thou.

I quite like the idea that the driver keeps the trophy, but as part of the contract, the team inherits the trophy for the collection when the driver passes. And have the trophy room in some form of public museam, probably at the team HQ.

Are they only talkng about the champions trophy or race wins/podium trophies too. Is there a trophy for runner-up at season end?

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