Not surprisingly, the queue of applicants beating down Lewis Hamilton’s door to be his next manager has been miles long!

It was announced before the season-opener that the McLaren driver will longer be managed by his father, Anthony.

Bahrain GP - Hamilton & Brundle

In a joint interview with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, Lewis said: "Honestly, I have received a lot of applications but I’m not in a hurry to decide.

"I am with a fantastic team, with many competent people, so at the moment I have no need for a manager," Hamilton told F1’s official website.

Ecclestone, in turn, advised Lewis to remain unrepresented, and even jokingly offered to manage Lewis himself!

“A driver doesn’t need a manager,” he said. “Gerhard Berger is the prime example of that. He managed himself and was making more money than anybody else at the time he was racing.”

As for Lewis’ management vacancy, both Martin Brundle and Mika Hakkinen have been linked as potential candidates.

Is that what Lewis and Martin’s little stroll through the Bahrain GP paddock was about?

[Original image via AUTOSPORT]

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