F1 » Hamilton hopes for perfect farewell


Lewis Hamilton aims to end his McLaren career with victory in Brazil after taking top spot in qualifying

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107SS2009

November 24, 2012 8:50 PM

Lulu might give mclaren a perfect farewell from his side of things but mclaren is not giving him a perfect farewell as his boss has first skipped a farewell party for him while being present in Austin and then decided to skip attending the last race in Brazil.

rob01

November 24, 2012 9:32 PM

Just hard to imagine that McLaren played chicken with Lewis. And ended up losing a driver in his Prime. One that they had nurtured from an early age. Skipping might just be a way to make them feel better.

RacerX1 - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 11:45 PM

Rob, when has the McLaren leadership ever exhibited an acumen for personnel management?

If nothing else, since the days of Ron Dennis, the team is downright notorious for their gross mismanagement of drivers.

A couple of years ago I read an interview with M Whitmarsh. He was asked about his greatest regret during his tenure in F1. His reply was "Losing Alonso".

Macca - Unregistered

November 25, 2012 10:07 AM

I hope Lulu finishes on a high as a thank you to the team that launched him and also to savor the last time he might win for perhaps a while. Thanks for the memories Lulu, your raw speed has been a thrill to watch. I hope in time you also appreciate what a fantastic family I believe mcLaren have been to you. I just hope you didn't take the decision in a bad mood after Singapore or maybe you have been manipulated by your new manager.... Either way, you and McLaren have been a formidable partnership and as a big fan of you and the team I will hope you might again be reunited... Now go and win Brazil

Taipan

November 25, 2012 12:02 PM

Funny how the fanboys just can't accept McLaren's decision not to bend over backwards to keep Lulu.

Rob, it wasn't playing chicken, Lulu made his demands and McLaren wouldn't match them, simple as that. If McLaren thought he was worth it they would have given him all he wanted, obviously they didn't think he was worth it. I think that's what you all find so hard to take given your crazy belief that he's the best in F1.

Taipan

November 25, 2012 12:35 PM

Daniel,

He WAS NOT offered more money than Alonso.

He WAS NOT offered his trophies.

He was NOT given sponsorship freedom.

He was NOT offered what he wanted, I know it causes upset in the easily confused but McLaren didn't try that hard to keep him.

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