In an obvious bid to produce some stir and publicity ahead of the launch of McLaren’s 2018 car, the MCL33 – Zak Brown has publicly expressed interest in Lewis Hamilton driving for the team.
“I don’t think there’s a team in the pit-lane that wouldn’t be interested in having Lewis drive for them, us included,” Brown said.
“If anyone got Lewis, it would be great for the team.
“He has a great history here and he is very friendly with the shareholders.” confirmed Brown.
Alonso and Hamilton have had ‘significant’ history as team mates in the past. The then rookie Hamilton joined the 2005 and 2006 world champion Alonso back in 2007 at McLaren. Between them, they promptly stalled McLaren’s chances of a drivers title gifting it to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. With Hamilton’s Mercedes contract expiring at the end of the season, perhaps Brown is cashing in on rumour and no doubt Eddie Jordan to cause a stir.
Yesterday Alonso told the Spanish press his thoughts on such a move.
“Right now, yes [that would be incredible],”
“Because he won last year, but two years ago it could have been Rosberg, who ended as champion.
“And a few years ago, someone else. I don’t know.”
Should such an unlikely move occur, chances are Alonso would’ve long left Formula 1, pursuing his wins at Le Mans and the Indy 500.
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