Team Principal of Mclaren, Martin Whitmarsh, said that he is expecting Lewis Hamilton to continue driving for McLaren in the future.
Since Lewis is at the end of his current McLaren contract, there have been rumors that Ferrari and Mercedes GP are interested in the 2008 World Champion. However, Whitmarsh is convinced that Hamilton is planning to stay and go on to win many more races for the team.
Whitmarsh thinks that the relationship with the British driver will continue into 2013. “There’s much more speculation outside of the team than inside the team,” he said. “I think we’re focused on winning the races and winning a championship. I think it’s very clear that we enjoy working with Lewis. I think Lewis enjoys being in this team. So we have full expectation of that continuing.”
Hamilton claimed his first victory since Abu Dhabi last November in Canada last Sunday. Whitmarsh is confident there will be many more wins in the future. “He’s going to have many years ahead of him. He’s going to have many great wins ahead of him. I believe he’ll have those in this team,” Whitmarsh said.
“People look for [and ask], ‘is now a pivotal moment, or is this a special moment?’ I think [in] all of our careers we are progressing, we’re trying to improve, we’re trying to achieve our goals. That’s what he’s trying to do; we’re working with him and there’s a really good relationship at the moment. The main goal for all of us is to win this year’s championship.”
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