• Mar 27, 2008
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Ten years ago, Lewis Hamilton was only 13 years old and was already under the wing of McLaren chief Ron Dennis. A young Lewis visited the McLaren headquarters in Woking, England, and fixed his eyes on a bright orange McLaren F1 LM supercar sitting on display at the factory. Good taste, Lewis: only five roadgoing LMs were made, and each one is said to be worth about $4 million. Produced in 1995 to commemorate McLaren's win at Le Mans, it was the fastest supercar of its day, and with a 0-60 time of under three seconds, it remains one of the fastest to this day.

Ron Dennis has now promised Hamilton that if he wins the world championship this year – and locks up the constructors' title together with teammate Heikki Kovalainen – the car will be his. Not a bad bonus.


[Source: F1-Live]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      ops
      and he dont deserve that car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      to know that they are only 5 in the world and when he gets his (yes, i think he will win it all this year), I could not see even moving this car from where it is. And, he gets speeding tickets in regular vehicles, just imagine him with this beast.
      • 6 Years Ago
      woot! a used car for winning the championship! wohoo!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh Hell yes!! I would bump mother off the road for this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder what Kovalainen gets since it appears the deal is to win the drivers and constructors championship. I wouldn't turn down an SLR McLaren 722, but it ain't no McLaren F1 LM.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think he can help McLaren bring home the constructors title (with useless Massa behind the wheel of the second Ferrari), but he is going to have a hell of a time with Kimi for the WDC
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey Ron Dennis,

      Instead of telling him you'll give him the car you should probably be giving ME, why don't you just let Lewis win the world championship first. I mean, it IS an amazing accomplishment on its own, isn't it?

      After he wins the championship, surprise him with the car! But oops -- the cat's already out of the bag.

      You're still my favorite team principal, but you're slipping. Big time. First you let Fernando punk you into spilling the goods to the FIA, and now you're offering carrots to the young rabbits driving your cars. The old Ron Dennis, the man who told Ayrton Freakin' Senna to "just get on with it," when he complained about Prost, would have told Lewis to look out for the red cars instead of looking at that orange one, and guess what -- those white cars aren't too far behind, and neither is the other silver and black car.

      Here's hoping THAT Ron Dennis comes back. But, oh well, it's the 21st century now. Guess that old school stuff is out of the window.
      • 6 Years Ago
      *If*.

      But I think he can do it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BMW engine for a title :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      i don't give a damn if Lewis Hamilton won the World Series, the NCAA Tournament, the Rose Bowl, the Superbowl and the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship in the same year... you don't give that car to ANYONE.

      I don't care if Jesus Christ himself came down from the heavens and promised you greater eternal glory and that you'd be the only person to know the joys of true eternal life at the side of God in return for the Mclaren F1 LM... YOU DON'T GIVE THAT CAR TO ANYONE!

      That is my favorite vehicle on the planet bar none, and to have the opportunity to even see one in person would be one of the best moments of my life... and this jerk gets one just for winning a race? F*@K!!!
      Keith Chegwin
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is really old news. Dennis said - two years ago - that if Hamilton won two titles out of three seasons (that he'd signed for), he could have the F1 LM.
        Keith Chegwin
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Keith Chegwin
        And another thing - Lewis can't help McLaren to win the constructor title, because they were excluded from it - this year and last.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Keith Chegwin
        Actually, they can contend for the Constructors' Title this year. They had to pass examination in time for Melbourne in order to be eligible for this year's title - and they did.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is great motivation for sure.
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