McLaren and Zak Brown are keeping a close eye on Hamilton’s contract developments ate Mercedes, Brown admitted that he would be interested in offering a reunion with McLaren to Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton won his 4th title with Mercedes, and now he is entering his final year with Mercedes but he has not signed yet a contract extension with his current team Mercedes.
Formula 1 constructor’s champions are confident that Hamilton with re-sign his contract with the team and they want to keep the Brit for another two years with them.
When Mercedes director Toto Wolff was asked about the contract agreement with Lewis Hamilton he said that the talks over a new contract are “positive and ongoing”
McLaren has had a nightmare of 3 season with their engine supplier Honda, but after breaking the relationship with Honda, McLaren signed a new deal with a new engine supplier Renault. And now the Woking based team are looking forward to move at the front of the grid.
“If anyone got Lewis, it would be great for the team,” American Brown said.
“He has a great history here at McLaren, and he is very friendly with the shareholders.
“We are happy with our line-up, but if something happened to take one or two of those drivers out of play, then of course someone like Lewis has his history here.
“He is an unbelievable driver. There isn’t a team in the pit lane that would not be interested in having Lewis drive for them, us included.”
Fernando Alonso quit McLaren after just one season back in 2006 following his acrimonious fall-out with Hamilton and the team’s former overlord Ron Dennis.
But the two-time world champion, now in the fourth year of his second spell at McLaren, would be open to having Hamilton race alongside him.
“Fernando would race anybody,” Brown said. “I have never had a single conversation with Fernando about anything other than himself. Fernando would have anyone as his teammate.”
Hamilton is due to take the wraps off his new Mercedes at Silverstone later this month before opening the defence of his title on March 25 in Melbourne.