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Hamilton finally ready to break silence with Dennis

ESPN Staff
October 25, 2012 « Prost, Mortara and Valsecchi get Lotus test | Chilton gets Abu Dhabi Friday drive »
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Lewis Hamilton is finally set to sit down and talk with McLaren chairman Ron Dennis, almost a month after he announced he was leaving the team to join Mercedes in 2013.

Hamilton admitted several times since the news of his move broke that he had yet to speak to Dennis, the man who spotted Hamilton's potential 14 years ago and slowly prepared him for the world of Formula One.

But at a media event in Delhi yesterday he said that he and Dennis had agreed to meet up again in Abu Dhabi next week to have a "good chat".

"I haven't sat down and spoken to anyone just because we're still in the motion of the year," Hamilton is quoted as saying in the Times. "It's not the end yet."

"It's important now to try and keep the motivation up high, so when I went back I did the normal things that I do. But I spoke to Ron and we are planning to meet up. We will go for dinner, have a good chat."

Hamilton admitted that the championship race had come down to a two-horse battle between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso.

"I'm very sad that we've not been able to win another World Championship. I feel that we, as a team, are good enough to have done so and I feel that I'm good enough to have done so. For whatever reason, it hasn't happened and I'm not going to complain."

"For the rest of the year it's just to try and help the team win the constructors' championship. Realistically we are too far away to win the drivers'. If we did through some kind of miracle, then I'll eat my words."

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