Former McLaren boss Ron Dennis says that Lewis Hamilton’s sense of commitment and “necessity to sacrifice” stem from the guidance the team boss offered the six-time world champion in the early part of his career.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News’ Craig Slater, Dennis detailed his recent SaluteTheNHS charity endeavor that targets providing one million meals to frontline NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
But Dennis – who has been out of the public light since leaving McLaren at the end of 2016 – was queried on Hamilton, a man the former McLaren boss discovered at the age of 13 and whose talent was nurtured from the junior ranks to Formula 1.
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Upon winning his sixth title last November in Austin, Hamilton revealed that he had received a text from Dennis congratulating him on his feat, which compelled the Mercedes driver to publicly thank his former mentor for his unwavering support.
“I got a text from Ron and I just want to send my love and thank you for spotting me when I was 10 years old and believing in me,” Hamilton told Sky Sports F1 at the time.