11 Sep 2012

F1 abuzz about Hamilton's future

6:05 am on 11 September 2012

Formula one is abuzz about the future of Lewis Hamilton after the Englishman's emphatic victory in yesterday's Italian Grand prix.

Amid speculation that the 2008 world champion might be leaving McLaren at the end of the season to join the Mercedes team, his victory may well have strengthened the English-based team's attempts to re-sign him.

Hamilton has improved to second in the drivers' standings just 37 points behind Ferrari's championship leader Fernando Alonso, and McLaren's boss Martin Whitmarsh is quietly confident that it's only a matter of time before Hamilton re-signs.