LONDON: McLaren team chief Martin Whitmarsh sounded the first fighting notes ahead of Formula One’s resumption of racing hostilities next week by claiming both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are still in with a chance of winning the drivers’ world title. McLaren have been in resurgent form and won three of the five races before the break. Although defending champion German Sebastian Vettel has a lead of 88 points ahead of Hamilton, and 11 on Button, Whitmarsh believes the Red Bull driver is not likely to have it all his own way. “I would say I think it’s tough, but it’s possible,” said Whitmarsh. “We never give up. We’ve never been a quitter and this time isn’t one.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2011.