Spokesman denies Lewis Hamilton in talks with Red Bull
A spokesman for Lewis Hamilton has denied talks were held with Red Bull over a possible switch to the team.
Hamilton sought out Red Bull team boss Christian Horner on Saturday at the Canadian Grand Prix and the pair spoke for 15 minutes.
"Neither Lewis nor his management team have had any discussions with regard to moving team," said a spokesman for XIX Entertainment, who represent Hamilton.
The 26-year-old has one year left to run on his McLaren contract.
Hamilton's meeting with Horner in Red Bull's paddock buildings in Montreal added to speculation about his future.
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“Hamilton has got the bad-boy reputation, and a slight attitude to go with it”
However, it could be considered premature for Hamilton to commit to Red Bull, considering the 2013 campaign is poised to herald a major change in the regulations, including a new engine and aerodynamic specification, that could alter the current balance of power.
After picking up one win and two further podiums in the first five races of the season, Hamilton's form has dropped off in the last two grands prix.
He collided with the Ferrari of Felipe Massa at the Fairmont hairpin in Monaco before banging wheels with Williams' Pastor Maldonado on his way to sixth place.
Then in Canada , the McLaren driver tipped Red Bull's Mark Webber into a spin on the first lap before clashing with team-mate Jenson Button on the start-finish straight.
Hamilton's 2011 results so far
- Australia - 2nd
- Malaysia - 8th
- China - 1st
- Turkey - 4th
- Spain - 2nd
- Monaco - 6th
- Canada - DNF
Damage from the collision with Button forced him into retirement on lap eight of the rain-soaked race.
Hamilton has since admitted the incident was his fault and that he was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
"You know what, I think you make your own luck," Hamilton told BBC Radio 5 live's podcast.
"I feel very blessed to be here still in F1, fit, healthy and alive and still racing. There are many, many drivers that wish they could be in our position.
"Of course, you could always hope for things to be better, but good times do come to those who wait. So I'll just bide my time and hope that at some stage it will be mine."