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 NewsAlonso return to McLaren met with mixed reactionsAlonso rules out Le Mans foray in 2015McLaren: Kevin has definitely 100 per cent of our supportBoullier: In Alonso we gained the best driver in the worldDennis set to be McLaren majority shareholder againDennis: Painful decision to choose between Jenson and KevinButton: Being part of McLaren Honda project is not a one-year thingAlonso: I have unfinished business with McLarenButton: Fernando and I will work extremely well togetherAlonso: I will do everything in my power to deliver for McLaren 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?