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Hamilton to leave McLaren before end of the year?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Jack Acid, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. If this is true, wow...
    via: crash
     
  2. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Why would he jump ship before the end of the season? That is the best way not to become world champion, leaving early.
     
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  3. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Bullshit alert!
     
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  4. Looks like someone is desperate for a few pageviews on their blog...
     
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  5. Haha I figured this would stir the pot...prior to season end certainly seems unlikely...
     
  6. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    Doesn't make too much sense. Screenshot or it didn't happen!

    :)
     
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  7. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    My trustworthy source told me that his source heard from his source that the source named in the article usually has lousy sources he quotes from = not true
     
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  8. But could the contact between Mclaren and Di Resta open a door for replacing Button?
     
  9. Why should they replace Button or Hamilton with somebody like Di Resta?
     
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  10. Agree, Mclaren right now arguably has the strongest team of drivers right now.
    They don´t want to change that unless someone forces them to do that.

    It should be interesting to see where he will go, if he goes.
    Vettel is commited to RBR, Alonso to Ferrari, Mercedes is not a team you would consider imo.
     
  11. I heard somewhere that Hamilton will sign a new 5 year contract with McLaren for 100 mil pounds.
     
  12. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Yeah me too, 20 mil a year, not including personal sponsorship deal. Not bad for 22 races per year me thinks :)
     
  13. 22? I thought they were 20. Hmm however he will earn more than the actors from Friens :D
     
  14. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    That's what McLaren have offered him. Nothing has been accepted or rejected yet
     
  15. Yep that's true but where can he go if he leaves? Ferrari won't take him, Red Bull too. Both teams won't destroy their peace because tbh I don't see how they'll tell Hamilton to maintain the gap to Vettel :D The only teams are Lotus and Mercedes but they both can't give him better car than McLaren.
     
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  16. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    If he doesn't accept it fast, ill accept it. Will even do it for 19 million.
     
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  17. From Stefano in 2011,

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/...ton-pat-fry-and-red-bulls-use-of-team-orders/
     
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  18. Mercedes has openly acknowledged that Di Resta is high on their radar when Schumi goes. So clearly there is buzz about him, legit or not.
     
  19. Anyone remember this ?

     
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  20. This one is slick, Hulkenberg and Webber :)
     
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