Ron Dennis: McLaren 'let Lewis Hamilton walk away'


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The Independent Online

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."