Lewis Hamilton says it could be several months before he finalizes who his new manager will be. The former World Champion ended his management deal with his father Anthony at the start of this year, and has been on the look out for a replacement ever since. But with McLaren helping provide any support Hamilton needs, the Briton says he is no rush to make a commitment – especially with any future contract talks still several years away.
"It might be a couple of months away, it might be six months. I'm not really putting too much energy into it at the moment," said Hamilton in Barcelona about his hunt for a new manager. "I've no need to, because my [personal assistant] is helping me. The team are giving me the support I need, so I'll take my time to narrow it down. I haven't spoken to anyone."
Hamilton says he is clear in his mind about what sort of manager he wants – but he declined to offer any hint about which direction he was looking at.
"I know what to look for when I'm looking for it, I'm just not looking for it at the moment," he explained. "I know whereabouts I'm going and what kind of structure I want, and what I need from the individual, or whoever, I hire. But currently there's no rush. There's no importance at this time. I'm focusing on results and sorting other bits of my life out."