Dennis confident Hamilton to stay with McLaren 26 July, 2012 Jul.26 (GMM) McLaren executive chairman Ron Dennis on Thursday said that he is “pretty sure” that Lewis Hamilton will stay with the Woking based squad in 2013. But Dennis, who as team boss in 2007, brought the former world champion into F1, took exception to the common view that it is 27-year-old Hamilton who is wielding the most powerful hand in the negotiations over his next contract. “There’s no reason why Lewis won’t be driving our cars in the future,” Dennis told BBC radio. “I think people get the wrong impression though, as when I last looked at the contract I was paying him. It’s a question of whether we employ him, not the other way around.” Dennis continued: “But if things pan out the way I expect them to I’m pretty sure he will be sat in a McLaren next year.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsButton: F1 is a great job but there are other things in lifeHerbert says McLaren should stick with ButtonMcLaren-Honda aiming for Abu Dhabi testMcLaren won’t announce drivers before DecemberAbu Dhabi Grand Prix: McLaren preview Yas MarinaMcLaren deny Sainz reportsSainz emerges as a contender for second McLaren race seatMcLaren-Honda to make track debut on FridayMcLaren staff departing to make way for team AlonsoAlonso deal done now McLaren to decide on his teammate Disgusted with 2012 I love the statement: “It’s a question of whether we employ him, not the other way around.” Kinda puts it all in proper perspective with the youngster employee Hamilton, yes?