Hamilton 'misjudgement' in visiting Red Bull

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has called Lewis Hamilton's visit to the Red Bull HQ in Canada as a 'misjudgement' but has urged the 2008 world champ to 'move on.'

Both sides have dismissed the visit as merely a social one, though it has fuelled speculation that Hamilton might be about to switch team and join Red Bull.

'It was a misjudgement by Lewis because it gave ammunition,' Whitmarsh said to the Daily Mail. 'I feel sorry for Lewis because I know he is a little bit more sensitive than me on these subjects.'

'I went to see Christian (Horner too) and I don't think I am going to join Red Bull next year!' he added.

Hamilton continues to be a walking public relations disaster. The 26-year-old this week responded to criticism from racing legend Niki Lauda and advice from former champions Nigel Mansell and Jacques Villeneuve by saying: 'What Niki Lauda thinks about me, I really couldn't give a toss about it. I find it kind of funny and am not sure anyone really cares what some people think. If you have an opinion, just keep it to yourself.'

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