Talking to British publication Autosport – the interview appeared earlier today – Hamilton confirmed that his father Anthony will no longer represent his interests from 2010 onwards. However, Lewis is yet to name a new manager, as it will be McLaren who will represent him until he finds a proper replacement.
“Over the past few years, we looked around to see if we could bring someone else into the picture to help with the situation – whether to help with guidance, or sponsors, or whatever it was. We looked at it and I just never felt comfortable with anyone else. At the time I loved my dad being my manager and taking care of things, because I trust him,” said Hamilton.
“But all of this time we were discussing bringing someone else in, we never quite had the confidence to do it. I think we're now at the point where we are looking to take that step – and I think it is a positive step. I'm 25. I am my own man now, I've been in F1 for quite a while now and I wouldn't have been able to do it without my dad. He's done a fantastic job. But he's done that job,” added the 2008 champion.
The Brit added that it will be unlikely that his father would visit the McLaren Mercedes garage during Grand Prix weekends from now on – although welcomed to do it – as he will enjoy the F1 action from the comfort of his own home.
“I had a text message from him the other day and he said it will be cool to sit at home and watch F1 from the couch. He has not done that since we grew up watching F1 together, so it will be a new experience for him. He can relax and be proud hopefully,” added Hamilton.
As we've reported to you several weeks before, Anthony Hamilton is already at full speed in creating his own GP Prep Drivers Academy, using F1 cars from several teams, including McLaren Mercedes. In parallel, Lewis' dad is also an advisor for 2mb International Soccer Management, headed by former F1 racer Mark Blundell.