Lewis Hamilton camp deny potential Mercedes move

Lewis Hamilton
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British driver Lewis Hamilton is not poised to join Mercedes, according to a statement from current team McLaren.

Lewis Hamilton's management team have denied reports linking the McLaren driver with an imminent switch to rivals Mercedes.

Formula 1 analyst Eddie Jordan earlier claimed that the Briton was poised to join Mercedes when his McLaren contract expires at the end of the season.

Hamilton has voiced his concerns over his McLaren car on several occasions this year but a statement has rubbished Jordan's remarks, revealing that he is still in talks with the British team over a new deal.

A McLaren spokesman said: "We have been told by Lewis Hamilton's management team that the story is untrue.

"As mentioned in the past by all parties, we are in advanced discussions with McLaren about a new deal.

"More importantly, at the moment, Lewis is focused on Monza and competing strongly for the championship."

Hamilton currently sits fifth in the drivers' standings with 117 points, 47 adrift of championship leader Fernando Alonso ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

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2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
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8Esteban OconForce India45
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10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0