Lewis Hamilton seeking new McLaren contract

  • McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has revealed Lewis Hamilton told him he wants to sign a new contract with the team.

    Hamilton, 27, current deal runs out at the end of this season with speculation mounting that he is after a fresh challenge elsewhere.

    However, Whitmarsh insisted talks with the British driver progressed well.

    "If Lewis wants to stay in the team, which he has told me he does, then he should do," he said.

    A contract is expected to become available at Ferrari at the end of the season, with rumors also surrounding Michael Schumacher's future at Mercedes.

    Hamilton was reported to have met Red Bull's team boss Christian Horner at the Canadian Grand Prix in June, spurring talk that he may part ways with McLaren.