Trophies come first in Lew’s contract talks
LEWIS HAMILTON will consider leaving McLaren – if the team don’t cross his palms with silver!
The 27-year-old former world champion says keeping his trophies will be a “push point” in talks over a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of this year.
And Hamilton says an agreement which would see him allowed to keep the silverware he wins – it is a McLaren tradition for the team to keep the original, with the driver receiving a replica – could be crucial.
“In a lot of other teams, the drivers get their original trophies,” said Hamilton.
“As a racing driver, what you work for and what you want to take home are two things – one is your crash helmet and the other is your trophy. They’re priceless.
“I don’t care if they don’t give me a car, but those two things are what you put your blood and sweat into.
“So whatever contract I’m having next, that is going to be a push point.”