Hamilton will remain with McLaren while it remains competitive


Although it was meant to be a fairly light hearted press conference in the wake of his car swap with NASCAR star Tony Stewart, Lewis Hamilton faced some awkward questions from the audience.

Asked about current speculation linking him with Red Bull following a meeting with Christian Horner on Saturday evening in Montreal, the Englishman said: "I don't see why you would particularly want to move when you have the most competitive car. So as long as we have the car that can do the job, there will be no reason to leave."

Asked specifically about the meeting with Horner, the McLaren driver replied: "I know all the managers, the bosses, all the teams. I know Stefano Domenicali, we chat all the time. I've known Christian since I was in the lower series, when I was going from Formula 3 to GP2, Christian was running an F3000 team and I used to speak to him back then. I spoke to a lot of people last weekend.

"I grew up wanting to be Formula One world champion," he continued. "I've definitely not achieved all that I want to. I'll definitely be spending as much time there until I do achieve what I've always wanted to do. In terms of where I am, I'm again just very fortunate to be a part of McLaren. It's one of the best teams there, again with great history. We have a car that is capable of winning, as my teammate showed at the weekend. We are the only other team that has won Grand Prix's this year."

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Published: 15/06/2011
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