Lewis Hamilton Hints McLaren Break-Up Is Possible
Hamilton's contract with the British outfit runs until the end of 2012, and for the first time in the last few months Hamilton hinted he would ponder a switch to a more competitive squad when the time comes. Of course, that would only happen should McLaren fail to provide him with a competitive package in the series.
“It definitely does,” said Hamilton when asked if loyalty has its limits, according to Autosport. “I have always enjoyed racing here and would like to continue but you also, at the end of the year, have to assess what position you are in and what happened.”
Hamilton insisted that the main target of his Formula 1 career is to win championships, and he'll do anything in his power to be in a position to fight for crowns throughout his years in the Great Circus.
“I am fortunate enough to be in a top team where I am comfortable but I want to win championships. I don't really envisage anything except winning world championships. I have only got a short period in Formula 1,” he added.
Since joining McLaren Mercedes at the beginning of 2007, Hamilton won the F1 series one time, in 2008, and finished runner-up in his debut season. Although being in contention for the F1 until the final stages title last year, Ham had to settle for 4th place overall.