Hamilton looks to settle F1 future in August break

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrates with Martin WhitmarshJul.16 (GMM) A long period of speculation about Lewis Hamilton’s future is set to end during the mid-season break in August.

With the 2008 world champion’s contract expiring, he told the Russian news agency Ria Novosti on a weekend visit to Russia that he is gearing up to talk with McLaren about 2013 and beyond.

“We haven’t sat down and discussed anything yet but I’m sure that over the summer break, it would be nice to get something in place,” said the Briton.

There have been rumours about Hamilton’s alternatives beyond 2012, but he indicated that a new deal with McLaren is likely.

“These people have supported me; these are the people that got me into Formula One,” he said.

“But, you know, I want to win. I’m not that young any more so I want to make sure that whatever I do I make the right decision so I can maximise my career, you know. I just need to make sure that I’m winning.”

That note of warning coincides with a performance slump for the famous British team, but Hamilton indicated that he will look beyond the most recent disappointments.

“To be honest, you have to base your decisions on much, much longer than such a short period of time,” the 27-year-old said.

“Only half a year cannot decide six years of partnership, or actually 13 years of partnership. I’ve been with them since I was 13, so it’s 14 years, so it’s much more than these small details, it’s a much, much bigger picture.”

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    If You Stick With Them, Sign A Race To Race Contract, Or Just A One Year Deal.

    They Are Acting Like Stupid Amateurs, MCLAREN Is A Mid Team Now, And There Are A Lot Of Other Mid Teams To Jump To.

    SFW Said, If All The Drivers In The World Were Available, He Would Sign You First.

    Go, HAMILTON !