McLaren boss denies rift with Hamilton after Twitter fiasco

(L to R): Race winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrates with Martin Whitmarsh (GBR) McLaren Chief Executive Officer. Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Race, Nurburgring, Germany, Sunday 24 July 2011.Sep.5 (GMM) McLaren has gone on record to deny reports that the British team and Lewis Hamilton are falling ‘out of love’, in the wake of an incident packed weekend at Spa – both on and off track.

Amid reportedly intense negotiations over the 2008 world champion’s new contract, the parties got caught up in the ‘Twittergate’ scandal last weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.

Then, some noticed that McLaren’s media focus of the Belgian Gand Prix weekend was conspicuously slanted in favour of pole and race winner Jenson Button.

“It [the Twitter affair] hasn’t driven a wedge” between Hamilton and McLaren, team boss Martin Whitmarsh has told British newspapers.

“I’ve known Lewis since he was 11 years old. He’s someone who has grown up in the team, he’s grown up in the glow of public criticism. Some things he has learned, some things he is yet to learn,” he said.

“He is a deep and soulful individual, but he is going through a difficult time. I predict [that] he is going to bounce back and [that] we will see a different Lewis Hamilton in a few days’ time, in Italy,” added Whitmarsh.

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  • John

    Give him a kick in the ar*e. He needs to do some more growing up.

    Seriously, since dating the airhead and courting all the rappers where has Hamilton’s form gone? He should be third or forth championship winning year.

    He’s got the ability. But he’s too distracted trying to impress vacuous celebrities.

  • HAMisjustaclassic

    Ni99er.. Sorry to say..