Lewis & McLaren Snubbed Dennis At Awards Ceremony
A leading British newspaper has suggested that Lewis Hamilton and the McLaren team have turned their backs on Ron Dennis after snubbing invitations to an awards ceremony last week.
Dennis, who recently resigned from the post of F1 Team Principal to conentrate on the McLaren road-cars divison, was recieving an award at the Sport Industry Awards last Thursday.
A McLaren table was withdrawn at the last moment with none of the 10 reserved places filled. Lewis Hamilton was asked to hand the award to Dennis, who has been his mentor [and indeed money supplier] for the past 10 years or so, but Hamilton declined deciding to abandon his former boss.
And, according to the Daily Mail it wasn’t for tying as “Hamilton turned down repeated requests to attend the function at the Battersea Evolution or even send a short tribute to his former team boss.”