“This has been a difficult year and I am just pleased to put it behind me”
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One of F1’s most respected and experienced insiders thinks Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes switch was about money and management.
“If you compare the two (teams), you must come to the conclusion that there were no sporting reasons for him to leave McLaren,” Tony Dodgins, a veteran British journalist, is quoted by the Swiss magazine Speed Week.
Lewis Hamilton’s father and former manager Anthony has tipped his son to win the title for Mercedes within three years.
After six years, 20 wins and a title, McLaren careerist and long-time team driver Hamilton, 27, has decided to join the famous ‘Silver Arrows’ in 2013. “I am sure Lewis will be champion at Mercedes in three years,” father Anthony, who was sidelined as manager by his son a few years ago, told the German news agency SID.
Paul di Resta has split with his manager, London’s Telegraph newspaper reports.
Anthony Hamilton, the father of 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, also no longer manages his McLaren-driving son. Journalist Tom Cary said Force India driver di Resta’s split with Hamilton snr “happened some weeks ago” and “was not planned”.
Announcements scheduled for December 15
Two formula one drivers on Tuesday hinted strongly that, despite not yet having official confirmation, they are staying on the grid in 2012. Paul di Resta, the most successful rookie this year, was asked by F1’s official website if it is true that he will be staying at Force India next season.
Paul di Resta’s manager expects the Force India rookie to become more articulate as his formula one career progresses
Observers have been impressed with the 25-year-old’s on-track antics so far in 2011 but less so with his low profile and robotic appearances for the media. But while acknowledging di Resta’s unremarkable paddock presence, his manager Anthony Hamilton said he expects the Scot to raise his head once his future is more secure.
Rivals have asked FIA race director Charlie Whiting to allow a conversation about his overly aggressive driving style
Formula one drivers have asked to discuss Lewis Hamilton’s recent driving during a meeting ahead of the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka. That is the claim of Italian specialist magazine Autosprint after the McLaren driver’s latest run-in last weekend in Singapore, where Felipe Massa physically confronted the Briton.
Paul di Resta’s manager thinks the rookie Scot has done enough in 2011 to secure his seat at Force India for next season.
Lewis’ career is now handled by celebrity manager Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment.
Anthony Hamilton has criticised his son’s management team as the 2008 world champion returned to the headlines for the wrong reasons. McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton clashed twice with his 2008 title nemesis Felipe Massa in Singapore, and afterwards almost came to blows with the diminutive Brazilian.