Lewis Hamilton is “happy” to stay with McLaren
Lewis Hamilton is tired of rumors suggesting his exit from McLaren. The Briton once again reiterated his future plans and wished he was left alone to concentrate on the remaining six races of the Formula One season.
The 27-year-old Briton insisted he was happy at McLaren and believes he has the chance to grab the Championship this season. Lewis Hamilton further informed that he had made no conclusive decision about his future yet.
The former Formula One champion told reporters that he will decide upon whether to renew his contract with McLaren or opt for an away move when the season ends. Lewis Hamilton’s contract with McLaren ends this summer, which means other Formula One teams will be interested in swooping in for him.
Rumors suggest Michael Schumacher will retire from Mercedes at the end of the season. The German legend’s retirement will leave an open seat at Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton is speculated to fill in the spot, but no proof or evidence can be presented to confirm this theory.
Lewis Hamilton spoke about this issue in a recent visit to India. Lewis Hamilton spoke about his long and warm relationship with McLaren and was confident about competing with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso for the Formula One title.
“There have been a lot of speculations and rumors about my move to Mercedes but I am happy with McLaren,” Lewis Hamilton was quoted by the Times of India.
“We have a great car and we are in a position to challenge the top teams. We are definitely in with a chance to win the championship.”
Lewis Hamilton travelled to Mumbai for an event organized by his sponsors. Lewis Hamilton’s trip comes just before next month’s Indian Grand Prix which will take place in New Delhi.
Lewis Hamilton told reporters that he will not be forced into making a rash decision. The Briton said that he would assess himself at the end of the season and then decide about his future.
“No, I haven't committed to any team as yet. I don't have a timeline either,” Lewis Hamilton said.
“I won my first world championship with McLaren (in 2008) and I am happy with their background, the people and environment there.”
Fernando Alonso leads the Formula One Driver Standings with 179 points. Lewis Hamilton is trailing him by 37 points, but if he continues with his tremendous-comeback form he can achieve the impossible.