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Lewis Hamilton isn’t letting emotions decide his future with McLaren pointing out at the end of the day, it was simply a business.
The 2008 world champion will be out of a contract at the end of the season and is currently negotiating with the British team to keep his seat beyond 2012.
But the Briton, who made his debut with McLaren in 2007 and stayed there ever since, indicated that he was open to other options as well.
"I always wear my heart on my sleeve but of course you have to be business-minded as well," Hamilton was quoted saying by Reuters.
The 27-year-old’s management XIX Entertainment is dealing with a potential contract renewal leaving the driver to concentrate on the championship.
"There's work being done in the background now and I'm not really focusing on that," he said. "The guys that are paid to do their job are discussing that and working on getting that resolved.”
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh however assured that the situation will be "resolved in fairly short order".
"We’ll know in due course and when we’ve got something to say we’ll make that statement," Whitmarsh said.