Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hamilton Saga Continues!

Lewis Hamilton the reigning World Champion and controversy just cannot be separated as now Anthony Hamilton seem to make enough suggestions that the team had enough of McLaren and would be looking for another driver. Now we have to admit one thing, the recent controversy over the whole incident in Australian GP involves both Hamilton and McLaren. Blaming McLaren alone is not fair. Yes McLaren could have made Hamilton behave in that way but still Hamilton should not have lied to the stewards.

The same McLaren gave Hamilton a drive even when he was a rookie and supported him to the end when they decided it was better to back a rookie rather than back a former 2-time champion. I guess McLaren would have rue the fact that they missed Alonso and even more cribbing that potentially could have had the dream team of Alonso and Kimi driving for them now rather than have Hamilton who thinks he is god’s gift to motorsport. Hamilton has to realize that he cannot win or even challenge for the World Championship every year.

Recently there were some rumours that Mercedes may also pull off the McLaren project and they had enough of the bad press and with Brawn running with a customer engine is possibly the fastest car this season and could go on and win both the titles in its debut season. An ideal scenario for Brawn is to make Brawn its works team and McLaren for sure knows a lot about it. In the 80’s Honda switched from Williams to McLaren and they should know that though Williams especially after its deal with BMW though that they too could forge a partnership like the McLaren-Mercedes but one day BMW just pulled the plug.

In F1 things may just happen before you even realize. Who would have though Honda to bail out in the last minute or Brawn just a month ago not even sure of fielding a team but now having a package that could lead to a World Championship. If this Hamilton crisis escalates well McLaren should be bold enough to fire the egomaniacal driver and hire Nico Rosberg who is more talented if not even better than the Brit plus a driver with German heritage would also please Mercedes. This season may just lead to all sorts of new possibilities.

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