The key to unlocking the 2012 driver market

The key to unlocking the 2012 driver market

Lewis Hamilton's delay in announcing his future plans has put the driver market into stasis, with several racers waiting on the Briton's decision. Jonathan Noble explains how Hamilton's decision will affect the rest of the field

There are times in Formula 1 when what is a big story out of the sport barely ruffles feathers within it. A driver war-of-words in the press, a wide-of-the-mark bit of speculation about staff changes, or the realisation of something that those who work on the cars have known about for months, often pass paddock regulars by unnoticed.

This F1 autumn is different though, because the whole paddock has been captivated by the will he/won't he saga of Lewis Hamilton's tempting offer to move to Mercedes from McLaren.

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