Hamilton hints at turning his back on McLaren

March 26th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar.26 (ANI): Worries about how competitive McLaren might be in this racing season appears to have prompted a change of heart in 24-year-old Lewis Hamilton.

Rumours are in circulation that he could head to Ferrari where he would more than double his salary.”I haven’t had offers from other teams and I am not talking to anyone. But I would listen to an offer if someone asked. It would be a compliment and it would be silly if I did not,” The Telegraph quoted Hamilton, as saying.Hamilton, the first Briton to take the F1 title for 12 years, also conceded his car is not at its best after pre-season testing.

“I’ve driven for McLaren for two years and in both those seasons the team have developed a fantastic car,” said Hamilton, who won last year’s Australian GP.

“This year’s car is a little behind the rest in terms of development but I’m absolutely confident we will get stronger and grow as the year progresses.”

McLaren’s team principal Martin Whitmarsh has also admitted that the British team’s cars will not be competitive from the start of the season.

Hamilton and his teammate Heikki Kovalainen were significantly off the pace in testing earlier this month. (ANI)

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