F1 » Dennis: We could have kept Hamilton

Ron Dennis says McLaren could have kept Lewis Hamilton for the 2013 F1 season but it 'wouldn't have been the right thing to do'

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January 06, 2013 9:49 PM

"I don't remember another top driver being not only unwanted by his own team but also not preferred by the other two top teams on the grid, when a top line driver finds himself in that situation there must be something really wrong."
sunny, those words are from your post,forget about "achievements", all I did was give you a few more examples is all. I think you'll find that a lot of top 'people' in a team are usually put on gardening duties till the contract is up NOT because they aren't wanted by others, you're letting your bias against LH cloud your comments, by the way Prost got sacked by Renault for the same reason he got the sack from Ferrari, and that is he got too vocal about what the respective teams were doing wrong, you jumped to his defence yet criticise LH when he did the same thing ?!!! see what I mean about bias .... by the way I think you'll find that my "blasphemous" comment (your words) is only viewed that way by MS fans and NOT ALL F1 followers or their intelligence


January 06, 2013 10:46 PM

Sennaforever, Yes, I don't remember another top line driver being unwanted by at least the top 3 teams on the grid (at the time), in fact Prost was snapped up by another top team while Lulu was snubbed by the top 3 teams and so he had to fall back on his 3rd best choice option, and with luck at that, not ending without a drive.
Prost was fired by Renault because they blamed him for the DNF'S and losing the championship by 2 points, in fact it is said that he learned the hard way that being the fastest doesn't win you championships, that's why he was later called the professor.
Sennaforever, so you mean that I am biased and that means you are not!.
Dave, I will speak for myself here, I lick nobody's exhaust, I don't need too.


January 06, 2013 11:31 PM

Dave, look at that, MP4-23 is agreeing with you. Is he, she, it, a schoolgirl as well?

Why don't you pick an argument with me Dave instead of acting like a ponce.

The last few days Crash seemed to be missing it's fanboys, shame that they've had to return, disagrees and idiotic comments is all that they seem to be able to offer.

jim crint - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 3:29 AM

@wanton anton - but there are people on here using multiple aliases. It's blatantly obvious!

Lewis is a great driver and it may turn out to be to Mclaren's detriment him leaving, but when it gets to a situation where every word a driver says, every action, is poured over and analysed to the enth degree, it starts to be to the detriment of the team, overshadowing the organisation and putting the team in a bad light. This is what happened with Kimi at Ferrari. Kimis boorish behaviour, pushing over photographers, telling Brundle live on air he'd just taken a s**t, etc might be entertaining for juvenile F1 fans but it didn't go down too well with the top brass at ferrari who felt such behaviour was putting their esteemed marque in a bad light.

Lewis, at times, over recent years has been like a surly child. Twittergates 1 & 2 only go to underline this. Maybe they figured, given the way Jenson drove last year, if they give him the right car, he can deliver a WDC without the annoying sides

wanton anton - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 4:25 AM
Last Edited 1211 days ago

@jim crint

Lewis and Jenson are better off without each other anyway. You can't have two number ones if you want to win a championship. Senna and Prost won championships in the same team, but their partnership ended up badly. Coincidentally, it was with Mclaren too. And so was The Lewis and Fernando partnership and more recently Lewis and Jenson. No WDC or WCC. Mclaren finally won a WDC with Lewis but he had a clear number 2 driver supporting him. Now both Jensen and Lewis could be number one in their respective teams nd I won't be surprised if JB contends this year and Lewis will only make Merc better.


January 07, 2013 12:57 PM

Sunny, if Alonso looked for a job this year the same would have happened to him. Red Bull wouldn't have him because Vettel would say no. And he has done the McLaren thing already. And Merc has Lewis.

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