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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insideline - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 5:25 PM

Mark re '07, fair point. Alonso could have won, BUT he did spill the engineering sms beans to the FIA, stabbing the team in the back, so he had to go really.
Jay are you by any chance American? I only ask because you wrote yada yada yada in a previous post.
I've only been watching Grand Prix motor racing since 1955, but unless I am very much mistaken, Skoda and Seat are not in F1, so it is highly unlikely that Hamilton will end up driving for them. However, if Skoda and Seat have truck racing teams in the good old US of A, he might fit in there perfectly. He'll also be living closer to his mates Snoop Doggy Dog and Jose. Just a thought.

Jay - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 5:47 PM

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


So Anthony Lewis influence the Stewards? NICE ONE

"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
McLaren won nothing between 2000 - 2008

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 SO WHAT? When they don't need you any-more they would tell you to get on your bike. Am sorry you control your own career.

Someone trained Alonso should he have stayed were he got the training? Benetton gave Alonso the platform and he walked out twice on them, if that was Lewis people would be demanding for the Electric chair.

cknopp - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 5:58 PM

If Lewis heads out (Merc/Ferrari) I can see Webber asking out of his contract at RBR, and heading to McLaren. Martin Brundle made a slip on TV during a pre-race, and the reaction from Webber was unmistakable.

If Lewis leaves, I think it is Ferrari only. The question would then become a matter of who would fill the RBR seat. I have said Massa, but Kimi would be a very tempting concept.

Mark _

September 11, 2012 6:01 PM

@Jay surely you don't think that the team went to the stewards to complain about their own driver? It was a team incident that should never have been brought to the stewards attention. It is well known what Anthony did that weekend.

insideline - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 6:24 PM

Jay, It really just depends on your values as a person doesn't it? I say Lewis could show some respect, some gratitude towards the people who put him where he is today. The people who MADE him what he is today, and without whom, non of it would have happened.
But he is just leaving them guessing.
You response is "SO WHAT!" surprise, surprise!
The CORRECT way to behave would be to just show some common decency and professionalism towards Ron and Martin, his old and dear friends, "Man Up!", (as you people like to say), and tell them the truth. "Guys, thanks v much indeed for all you have done for me, but before I decide for '13, I am going to talk to Merc, or Lotus, of Red Bull or, or, or".
How hard is that? It's a just question of upbringing really.
Future employers may be looking at his current behaviour and wandering if they too will get kicked in the teeth at some point. I guess with his new Hollywood showbiz style management bullshit, he will do anything to get what he wants.

Jay - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 6:37 PM


Lewis is giving his all despite the fact that he might not be there next year, but dont come and give me they train me or took care of me because this happens day in day out at football clubs and players move on. Its not that he disrespects MW or RD like Andrian Sutil did last year, like I said Lewis is a piece meat when McLaren doesn't need him any-more they would tell him to get on his bike so he should think about number 1

blackstar - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 6:42 PM

Its quiet amusing reading what most haters on here have to say,but it does not matter anymore.
I live just a couple of hours drive away from Stuttgart, and im getting ready to be part of the welcome commitee to greet Lewis when he comes over, yesseree,you heard it !!
Maccas plan B is probably baby keke.
Mercedes are busy designing new cars for the 25-40 yrs bracket, and they want to rely upon Lewis and Schummi to sell them...Nuf said!

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