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 very much in demand says managerMcLaren preview United States GPBerger to McLaren reports won’t go awayMcLaren deny more key staff set to leaveSporting director Michael to leave McLarenButton linked with Le Mans switch as McLaren ditherBoullier: I understand Jenson may not feel comfortableButton not concerned about his F1 futureAlonso now with Movistar backing key to 2015 gridHamilton staying at Mercedes, Alonso to McLaren deal done 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?