F1 » McLaren: No plan B over Hamilton

Martin Whitmarsh says there is no plan B if Lewis Hamilton decides to quit McLaren

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hamsters golden boy - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 4:12 PM

hamilton will not fit in any other team mclaren just suits him perfectly if anything mclaren need to keep a world class driver like him nerly 50 podiums 20 race wins some 24 poles hes a class act and the fact hes the most hated makes me a fan,lewis hamilton once said "I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.this guys a future legend his style hes gonna win this title and go on to be youngest 3 time champ if he can stop vettel before hes 30 lol

insideline - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 4:19 PM

Jay McL 8 const'rs and 12 driver's titles to Ferrari's 16 and 15, and Williams 9 and 7 respectively.
Since they started Red Bull won 2 of each.
Non of that proves your statement that McL were not winning before Hamilton arrived. He should have won in '07, he didn't. '11 he was too busy crashing into people. Yes, McL should have sacked him, ANY other company would have, and if you don't think that data was v important, you don't understand anything.
McL did not set out to steal any data in '07. Two rogue engineers at Ferrari and McL got together to conspire. If you think Ron Dennis knew anything about that before it came to light, then you are insane.

Jay - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 4:44 PM

@Insideline I didn't say Mclaren were not winning but was almost a decade McLaren won anything until when Lewis arrive but you could say anything you want about the driver but all am saying is why didn't Mclaren sack him? If they have the balls any other industry yes, but its not any other industry we are dealing with! He's a spoilt brat yada yada yada yada, the pain thing here is that if he Joins Skoda or Seat the same people bashing him Here would make the same effort to go and bash him wherever he is!

insideline - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 4:50 PM

Oh Yes and Jay, forget all the rest of it for a moment. Let's just look at the fact that since Lewis was 11 years old, McL have been his second family. They've fed and nurtured him, trained him, paid for his racing through the lower formulas and made him into a multi-millionaire international sports star. And this is the thanks they get? Where is the loyalty? Where is the respect? Pity Lewis can't just STFU and drive, like he did Sunday. Shame he has to treat Ron and Martin like ****, not telling them what he is doing. It's a disgrace. Lewis is being very very badly advised by his new manager who is in the process of f'g up the career and reputation. It is a great great shame.

Mark _

September 11, 2012 4:52 PM

Regardless of the validity of the Plan B statement it seems like a foolish way to negotiate with a driver. Or are they so affraid that Lewis would get distracted if he thought that they may not want to retain him?

@insideline - a McLaren driver should have won the WDC in 2007 but it wasn't Hamilton. If Lewis's papa hadn't run to the stewards behind uncle Ronnie's back Alonso would not have had that grid penalty in Hungary. That was when it was made clear that Lewis and his papa thought that he was bigger than the team.

insideline - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 4:54 PM

I'll quote what you wrote Jay
"Lewis should move on and don't look back with no regrets its not that Mclaren was winning before Lewis arrived so they need you more!" end quote

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