Hamilton keen to keep trophies
Lewis Hamilton says keeping his trophies will be a "push point" in talks over a new contract with McLaren.
The 27-year-old former world champion has been with the McLaren 'family' since the age of 11, spending his entire Formula One career with the team.
His current deal expires at the end of this year, though, and he heads into the month-long summer break - on the back of his second victory of the season in Hungary on Sunday - poised for talks over a fresh contract.
And he says an agreement which would see him allowed to keep the silverware he wins - it is a McLaren tradition for the team to keep the original, with the driver receiving a replica - could be crucial.
Quoted in several newspapers, Hamilton said: "[McLaren executive chairman] Ron [Dennis] and the team have all the trophies in the cabinet and the drivers get replicas.
"In a lot of other teams, the drivers get their original trophies. As a racing driver, what you work for and what you want to take home are two things; one is your crash helmet and the other is your trophy. For me, they are priceless.
"I don't care if they don't give me a car, but those two things are what you put your blood and sweat into - and they keep those at the moment. So whatever contract I'm having next, that is going to be a push point.
"But I don't feel I have a tough decision to make. It is my career I'm talking about however - the last part of my [professional] life. It's the first time I've been in this position, so I guess it still remains an important decision."