Dennis says it as it is…
July 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
I got a bit of flack for my previous post about why McLaren doesn’t have to jump to King Lewis’ every move. (Well, only one blogger left a comment and he didn’t like my attitude towards Hamilton).
Now, finally, Ron Dennis said it the way it should be said in this article: http://planet-f1.com/driver/18227/7935450/Dennis-pretty-sure-Hamilton-will-stay
He said, and I quote:”I think people get a little wrong impression. When I last looked at the contract I was paying him so it’s a question of whether we employ him and not the other way around.”
That’s the way it should be in F1. There’s a lot of talent in F1 at the moment. I admit that all that talent is not available for a drive at McLaren next year, but in Button they have a world champion on their books already. So, even if Lewis doesn’t drive for them next year, if the car can challenge for the title, they’ll have a shot at the driver’s title. McLaren have been around for years now. In fact the only other team that has been in F1 for longer is Ferrari, who have been there since the very beginning.
McLaren have been there long before Lewis was born and they’ll still be there long after he retires. I also cant see any seats available at any other team capable of challenging for the title, so unless Hamilton wants to be out of the picture, he has no choice but to take whatever McLaren can afford to pay him and get on with it. (Or, God forbit, join Ferrari if don’t extend Massa’s contract and not promote Perez.)
Anyhow, Alonso will be stayig at Ferrari for quite some time and I’m sure he’ll be reeling in the titles one after the other for the next few seasons. That is until the FIA again change the rules in order to stop Ferrari’s domination like they did in 2005.