McLaren boss: Lewis must keep chasing Red Bulls

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has urged Lewis Hamilton to swiftly put his latest disappointment behind him.

In what has been another rollercoaster season for the 26-year-old, Hamilton suffered another dip when he crashed out of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, his sixth accident this year.

Trailing championship leader and race winner, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, by 113 points, it is likely Hamilton cannot wait for the season to end, so he has the opportunity to regroup.

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Whitmarsh, however, believes Hamilton should not be considering such a position just yet, not with seven grands prix remaining.

“We had a competitive car in Spa, and I hope and believe we will keep working and have that for the next seven races.

“At the moment he (Hamilton) has to put that race behind him and focus on the races in front of us.”