Hamilton denies Hakkinen to be new manager

Stephan Heublein

Lewis Hamilton has played down rumours Mika Hakkinen will shortly be unveiled as his new personal manager.

The McLaren driver admitted exaggeratingly that he has fielded "millions" of calls from potential candidates after announcing his professional split with father Anthony.

But as his day-to-day affairs are currently handled by his Woking based employer, the 25-year-old suggested he wants a non-F1 expert to focus on developing Lewis Hamilton the "brand".