Hamilton link to Mercedes denied
Claims that Lewis Hamilton is about to sign for Mercedes have been denied by his management team
Lewis Hamilton's management team are denying suggestions that the 27-year-old is poised to sign a deal with Mercedes.
Former team principal and current BBC F1 analyst Eddie Jordan has fuelled rumours by claiming he believes "Hamilton and Mercedes have already agreed personal terms and a deal could be imminent".
Such comments, however, have been comprehensively dismissed as a McLaren spokesperson informed Press Association Sport: "We have been told by Lewis Hamilton's management team (XIX Entertainment) the story is untrue."
In addition, a spokesperson for XIX has insisted Hamilton is more on the brink of re-signing with McLaren than moving elsewhere.
The spokesperson told Press Association Sport: "As mentioned in the past by all parties, we are in advanced discussions with McLaren about a new deal. More importantly, at the moment, Lewis is focused on Monza (this weekend's Italian Grand Prix) and competing strongly for the championship."
Mercedes, meanwhile, are playing their cards a little closer to their chest as a spokesperson said: "Until we are in a position to confirm our full driver line-up for next season, it is inevitable there will be speculation around this topic. We would ask for your understanding, however, that we do not comment on speculation."
Hamilton's future has long been the subject of such speculation - he is out of contract at the end of this season - and the fact no new deal has been agreed yet, despite intense periods of negotiation at McLaren, has only added fuel to the fire he could end his 14-year association with the Woking-based team having been initially signed as a 13-year-old.
Mercedes have been mooted as a potential option, in particular as the German manufacturing giant have yet to offer any indication as to whether Michael Schumacher is to re-sign for one more year.
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone appeared to drop a hint over the weekend that the seven-times champion was on the brink of retiring for a second time. Asked about Schumacher, he said: "I'm sorry he's leaving us not being a winner, because he is a winner," referring to the fact the 43-year-old German has not won a race on his return over the last two-and-a-half years.
Schumacher, however, later countered Ecclestone's remarks as he said: "As I told Bernie I had not made a decision."
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Rumour and counter rumour with the desired intention of extracting as much money as he can- as the weekend proved what goes on off the track seems to playing more on Lewis's mind than on it. Trying to maintain a reported salary of £9.42 milllion is ridiculous - he needs to let hisdriving do the talking and not his mouth (or twitter account for that matter) knuckle down and win some of the remaining races with McLaren.... he can forget winning the championship this year - thats long gone thanks to team errors, maniac Maldanao and get-out-of -my-way Grosjean as well as an arrogance on Lewis's part. If JB thinks he can still do it then he is deluding himself...I am losing faith with all this posturing ...get on with the driving....
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He needs to leave Mclaren he's not been happy for some years also the Beebs commentators have been routing for Jenson for some years now.
Not that I have anything against Button bar the overt biased against Ham.
Not unlike George Michael song He's Your Man, and a bit of a loser.
Its stomach churning when the Beebs commentators step in with excuses on behalf Buttons behalf or shift focus on another driver when Buttons not performing.
FACTS!!!!!! Hamilton is younger won more and he is still going after all the **** he gets off everyone.
I'm british and support both but i like hamilton he races all the time and this season he has mixed it up with maturity and consistancy
The BEEB it say's a hell of a lot about the naive idyllic idea of impartiality internationally, those countries many that may watch the BBC coverage must wonder the smug comments made and the obvious lack lustre support for Hamilton.
Especially after the abuse he got from the Spaniards, an almost muted response from the BBC and commentators.
I haven't SKY TV I wonder has Brundle now adopted a partisan approach towards both drivers now that he has a new paymaster.
I'm warming to SKY News something that I thought I never thought I would do.
So much those hollow cries that there isn't many black role models coming forward. You can see why! Either they're not being publicised or they're really doing the right type of activity to be news worthy. Drugs or shooting
I'm watching Mclaren's going to soar with Button!
Yeah Right! Sorry I'm not feeling right, my car doesn't feel right at the moment.
All hail the guy who's good with tyres, smooth and serene when driving. Looking forward to next two seasons.