McLaren confident of keeping Lewis Hamilton

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McLaren think that mistakes won't force Lewis Hamilton to look elsewhere for a new deal.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is adamant that Lewis Hamilton will stay with the team when his contract expires.

Hamilton's title push had been compromised by multiple pitlane mistakes so far this season. The latest error cost the Brit pole position and resulted in the 27-year-old being demoted to the back of the grid for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Whitmarsh says that he is expecting to continue "working with him [Hamilton] for a long time to come".

When asked if he thought the team mistakes could affect Hamilton's contract situation, The Telegraph quotes him as saying: "No, I don't."

"He has got to build the support of the team, he has got to feel comfortable doing it, he has got to want to drive and he is in good shape. I look forward to working with him for a long time to come."

There are rumours that Hamilton could be scouted by Ferrari when Felipe Massa's deal with the side comes to an end.

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2Red Bull460
3Ferrari398
4Force India173
5Williams-Mercedes138
6McLaren76
7Toro Rosso71
8Haas28
9Renault8
10Sauber2
11Manor1
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2Lewis HamiltonMercedes380
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull256
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6Kimi RaikkonenFerrari186
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12Carlos SainzToro Rosso46
13Romain GrosjeanHaas28
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso25
15Jenson ButtonMcLaren21
16Kevin MagnussenRenault7
17Felipe NasrSauber2
18Pascal WehrleinManor1
19Jolyon PalmerRenault1
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
21Rio HaryantoManor0
22Esteban OconManor0
23Marcus EricssonSauber0
24Esteban GutierrezHaas0