McLaren boss denies rift with Hamilton after Twitter fiasco 5 September, 2012 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. 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 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..