McLaren in the News – 5th November 2009

LEWIS: TRACK WOE A BOOST @ Mirror.co.uk Sport
Thursday 5th November 2009
Lewis Hamilton insists he is pleased his soaring career hit the buffers at the start of the year.

And he claims those tough times will make him and his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team even harder to beat in 2010.

Hamilton ends the season as the highest points scorer in the final seven Grands Prix, meeting the demands from new boss Martin Whitmarsh to restore some team pride. (read more…)

Button, Hamilton think 2010 is going to be toughest ever @ sifysports Formula 1
Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Formula One Champion Jenson Button and his immediate predecessor Lewis Hamilton have said that next season’s F1 title battle will be the toughest ever.

Both the British drivers believe eight people will be gunning for glory in 2010.

New champion Button fears Hamilton’s McLaren team, Ferrari and Red Bull will get their act together after missing out this year. (read more…)

Hamilton Snr eyes Raikkonen for McLaren seat @ Motorsport.com
Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Lewis Hamilton would welcome Kimi Raikkonen as his new McLaren teammate, the British driver’s father and manager Anthony Hamilton has confirmed.

2008 world champion Hamilton has until now stated his desire to keep Heikki Kovalainen alongside him, raising suggestions he does not want to be challenged by the occupant of the sister car.

“First, I want to say that neither Lewis nor myself have any influence on the decision,” Hamilton Snr told the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat. (read more…)

Hamilton Determined to Get Back on Top @ New York Times Sports
Tuesday 3rd November 2009
LONDON (Reuters): Lewis Hamilton will be pushing McLaren harder than ever over the next few months to make sure he does not have to endure another ‘character-building’ season like the one just finished.

The 2008 world champion started the Formula One campaign with a disqualification, battered by a storm over lying to stewards in Australia and struggling with a car that was painfully off the pace.

He ended it in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with the first mechanical retirement of his career after leading from pole position, but with everything to look forward to.(read more…)

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