If Lewis Hamilton’s father was still in charge, his son would be signing on the dotted line.
Anthony Hamilton, who was invited by the McLaren driver to attend the Hungarian grand prix with his wife, is no longer involved in the management of the 2008 world champion. And Hamilton snr also recently split with his other charge, Paul di Resta.
But after seeing 27-year-old Hamilton dominate at the Hungaroring with a win from pole, Anthony Hamilton sounded adamant his son should stay at McLaren.
Hamilton’s lucrative contract is running out, and comments in the media made recently by Lewis and team supremo Ron Dennis indicate negotiations over a new one are delicate.
“McLaren is where Lewis’s heart is,” Anthony said on British television Sky after the race. “What’s really important in life is loyalty. It’s not all about the money.”