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Lewis not expecting problems with new McLaren deal

Lewis Hamilton: 'Things will fall into place when they need to...'

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that while he expects contract talks with McLaren later this summer to be tough, he doesn't think there will be 'many problems' either.

Although it has been mooted that the Englishman might move on at the end of this season, his comments, coming ahead of this weekend's European Grand Prix, suggest that he may well stay.

Indeed while McLaren chairman Ron Dennis played down media suggestions of a pay hike following the Canadian Grand Prix [see separate story - HERE], Hamilton isn't concerned.

“Ron is very tough negotiator and was very tough when they negotiated the contract I have now,” Hamilton said. “I expect him to be the same when we go back in, but I don't see there being that many problems, to be honest.”

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Hamilton reiterated that there is no rush for him to ink a new deal.

“I am really not that bothered at the moment," he continued. “I am happy and proud to still be part of this team, to have the success that we have and work with the guys that I am working with.

“I'm really just excited about the next step, but that can come in time. Things will fall into place when they need to.”

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Rob01 - Unregistered

June 21, 2012 7:00 PM

Ferdi said he could exist with Lewis. And Seb is protected by Marko so he need not reply. Be real richard with yourself. Red Bull will never upset Vettel with a powerful team mate. They know he is fragile. As for results..did you see the last race.

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June 21, 2012 7:39 PM

@sunny, did you also research the last time all major economies where trying to recover from a global economic recession? i would be very surprised if in the future, with no change in the economic situation, any of the top earning sportsmen will be able to command a contract equal to the one they are currently on. btw where did you see the draft contract to KNOW he is only being offered 50%?

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