Ron Dennis: McLaren 'let Lewis Hamilton walk away'
Saturday 05 January 2013
Ron Dennis has revealed McLaren could have pushed to retain Lewis Hamilton, but chose not to.
Hamilton this week started in earnest a three-year deal with Mercedes, ending his 14-year association with McLaren, the last six of which were in Formula One.
Dennis said: "I think it's wrong to portray that Lewis left this team.
"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."
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
- 2 Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
- 3 Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
- 4 Say yes to 'no-poo': It's been three years since I stopped washing my hair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter