F1 » Whitmarsh: We made a good offer

Martin Whitmarsh says McLaren did what it could to retain the services of Lewis Hamilton

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sbkfan - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 9:51 AM

I think a 1 year extention would have been a smarter move from hamiltons point of veiw. Mclaren has a fast car that they need to make realable. Mercedez have a slow car that is also unrealable.........

dcts46 - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 10:09 AM

McLaren are a good team with a good car ( capable of winning the championship ) and would have paid Lewis good money . I have to question his motives going to Mercedes . I like Lewis as a driver , he is in my top 3 , but I look forward to next season for all the wrong reasons now . Its gonna be funny seeing him struggle with the Mercedes - OR WILL HE ?

King Kenny - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 10:12 AM

McLaren's cockups are going to cost Hamilton the title this year, a title that based on his performance and the potential of the car, should be his. Too many bad strategy calls, to many pitstop mistakes. I can understand that Hamilton wants to try his luck somewhere else. McLaren seen to think the car and the team are everything, but they're gonna miss Hamilton next season, I promise you.

If Mercedes deliver a reasonably competitive car, Hamilton will deliver the goods. I'm excited to see how it works out.

himanshu - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 10:25 AM

McLaren was damn good in 80's they lost it early 90's. Back in 98,99.Lost again till 2008. Till 2008, Ron was on board. Now he is not........thats the big thing. Lewis left because he found no support for him since 2010.......

garth - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 10:32 AM

perez could bring money to team than loss them to hamilton, and next season we will take maldonado to replace button so this team will be complete and lucrative.

Slugger - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 10:33 AM

McLarens biggest problem, is Sam Michael. Williams fell apart with him on board, and now are much better without him. Button is easily strong enough as no 1 driver to do well. Merc are gonna need a seriously big step, as Lewis cant make up for a rubbish chassis, even with his ability. It will be interesting to see how long before his toys start to be thrown about, if the car isnt up to it. Goood Luck boy, you'll need lots of this!


September 29, 2012 10:51 AM

Its on sky sports news 2day that Ross brawn has said he never approached Lewis, Its was Lewis and his Management came to Mercedes earlier in season and asked to join, it makes sense now why he's been slagging off Mclaren all season and revealing setup data to other teams on tweets. Very unprofessional really. Gone down in my estimations.

Dangerous Dave - Unregistered

September 29, 2012 10:54 AM

Mercedes manufacture the power units and are busy developing the new generation 1.6turbo fuel restricted units for 2014, - anyone else running the Mercedes power systems are customers, and usually one step behind.
The chassis makes up the difference, and Ross Brawn plays the long game and is usually successful with most projects he has been involved with in his career.
I think Lewis has made a good choice technically but time will tell!!

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