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Ron Dennis: McLaren could have done more to keep Lewis but chose not to.


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#1 bourbon

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:34

Mclaren Could Have Done More - But decided not to...

"...Dennis, meanwhile, says more could have been done "in both directions".

Speaking to CBI magazine Business Voice, he said: "I think it's wrong to portray that Lewis left this team.

"At the end of the day you end up with a situation where you're going to separate if the circumstances aren't right.

"Life isn't about one person deciding anything. It's never that way. It's about circumstances.

"Everybody says 'Am I bitterly this or bitterly that?' What? I'm a realist.

"Did we have the ability to create a situation where we could have stayed together? Categorically, yes. Would that have been the right thing to do? We didn't think so."

Some reports have suggested that Dennis and Hamilton had a falling out over contract negotiations, but Dennis insists he holds no ill will towards Hamilton.

"Whatever people choose to do at the end of a contractual period, the professional thing to do is to be supportive of the other side," he added.

"We don't wish him every success at Mercedes - that's understandable, as he's obviously going to be a competitor - but we don't wish him anything negative."


Seems to me, somethings are better left unsaid - but that's just me...

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#2 Kingshark

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:44

Dismal, really. Who would've predicted this 4 years ago.

Ron has always had his favorites whom he liked better than any of his other drivers. Ayrton, Mika, Kimi and Lewis. Sad how the LH - RD relationship has now turned sour.

Edited by Kingshark, 05 January 2013 - 07:45.


#3 tifosiMac

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:10

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#4 F1EC

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:00

Really, why bother paying attention to anything that the teams say to the media? It's aimed at getting under their rival's skins; pure gamesmanship, nothing more.

#5 Buttoneer

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:41

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