McLaren make tentative approach to Hamilton?

McLaren have reportedly approached Lewis Hamilton about returning to the team in which he began his Formula 1 career for the 2015 season.

The Daily Telegraph is amongst several newspapers claiming a tentative approach has been made by Woking's Ron Dennis and Eric Boullier toward the 2008 champion.

With Hamilton trying to close an ever increasing gap to Nico Rosberg, it's believed he may look at switching teams if he fails to win the title this year.

Giving up what is currently the quickest car on the grid - form which should carry through to next year - for a team which is struggling to fight in the top ten consistently, makes such a move look unlikely.

However the lure of a Honda-powered McLaren might just be enough to tickle his tastebuds according to the reports.

A more likely replacement for either Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen is that of Fernando Alonso who has publicly been approached.

The Spaniard is growing tired of Ferrari's inability to close the gap and with no promises of a competitive car next season, a jump to McLaren - where he spent the 2007 season - seems a more likely bet.

There has also been talk of Sebastian Vettel leaving Red Bull - the silly season is truly in full swing.