Kravitz calls Hamilton bluff
F1 reporter Ted Kravitz believes Lewis Hamilton will stay at McLaren and is using the Mercedes rumours to "get his price up".
Eddie Jordan suggested on Wednesday that Hamilton could be on the verge of leaving his current employers to join rivals Mercedes and other reports claim the 2008 World Champion has been offered a three-year deal worth £60million by the German company. Kravitz believes Hamilton is using the story as a bluff to gain the upper hand in negotiations over a new contract with McLaren. "It's one of many destinations that could become true for Lewis Hamilton," Kravitz told Sky Sports F1. "To be fair to Eddie Jordan, who has suggested the story, all he's actually said is that Lewis Hamilton and his representatives have had talks with Mercedes, and with McLaren, and I think that's probably true of a lot of drivers. "Most drivers' management would have had talks with Mercedes to see if Michael Schumacher is going to retire and if there might be a space for their driver. "But really this is the latest piece of bluff and counter bluff trying for Lewis Hamilton to get his price up from McLaren. The only ace Lewis Hamilton has up his sleeve in his contract negotiations with McLaren is that he could leave the team."