London: Lewis Hamilton has asked McLaren to pick up the pace to keep their Formula One title dreams alive, and assured that he will not be distracted from his F1 duties during his search for a new manager.
Hamilton, who is leading the championship, has increased his lead over teammate Jenson Button to 14 points despite finishing fourth in Germany on Sunday.
Worried over Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's form, Hamilton said: "We are scoring points still and just scraping by. But we don't want to scrape by. We're the third-fastest team now."
Hamilton, who is without a manager since splitting from his father Anthony just before the start of the F1 season, has assured McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh that the ongoing matters in his private life will not affect his racing.
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