Hamilton in the spotlight, again

2012-09-21 11:58

Formula 1 enfant terrible Lewis Hamilton is again in the spotlight this week as fevered speculation over his future dominates the build-up to the Singapore Grand Prix.

The 27-year-old Briton lies second in the standings behind Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso after a consummate drive in Italy brought him his third win of the season and renewed his hopes of a second world title.

Formula 1 is embarking on a four-stop Asian swing, from Singapore’s glittering, skyscraper-studded night race, to Japan, South Korea and India, which may settle this year’s unpredictable title race.

But the precocious Hamilton’s off-track affairs are dominating headlines after he admitted his future was undecided at long-term employer McLaren, and a reported cooling of relations with team-mate Jenson Button.

The 2008 world champion brought a sharp rebuke from Button after he tweeted sensitive team information during this month’s Belgian Grand Prix. His muted victory celebrations in Italy were widely noted.

In the run-up to Singapore, the 14th of 20 races, Hamilton stressed he was “happy with McLaren” – but no one can yet say for sure what his plans are for when he is out of contract next year. Mercedes are courting his signature.

“No, I haven’t committed to any team as yet. I don’t have a timeline either,” Hamilton said at a promotional event in Mumbai.

“I won my first world championship with McLaren and I am happy with their background, the people and environment there,” he added.

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