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    Thread: Hamilton to Mercedes????

    1. 09-28-2012 05:17 PM #71
      German connection? Vodafone is a UK company.

      As for Mclaren's future engines I secretly holding out hope the become Mclaren Audi.

    2. 09-28-2012 05:24 PM #72
      Okay, well I thought they were German. Oops.

      Would be sweet to see Audi engines in F1. And the tie up between Tag Heuer and both McLaren and Audi makes sense.

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      09-28-2012 07:23 PM #73
      I think 2013 will be difficult for Hamilton. But 2014 could be a different story with the new engine formula.

      If the FIA allows the new turbo engines to evolve and the engine freeze to end, then driving for a factory team would be ideal. It would make sense for Mercedes to keep the latest engine for themselves and the customer teams to get the older spec lumps.

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      10-01-2012 09:30 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsix View Post
      German connection? Vodafone is a UK company.

      As for Mclaren's future engines I secretly holding out hope the become Mclaren Audi.
      I would think McLaren would gamble on generating their own engines for 2014 and beyond - everyone is starting from scratch so they have a reasonable chance at succeeding. If they are serious at becoming a sports car company, it's the only way to go.

      For sponsorship, I could easily see TelMex step up their budgets for McLaren given how much more exposure they would get. Not sure how Vodafone shakes out in this shuffle.

    5. 10-04-2012 10:08 AM #75
      The epic ness of this move is astounding... As my co-brain in F1 Bull**** Jsmyle stated earlier... Look who Hams is gonna have around him as groomers? Lauda, Brawn & MS vs Whitmarsh? WTF was he doing? After RD left, to Hams chagrin...didn't we all profess the building tensions with Whitmarsh? He's a business man, not a drivers Principal.... Good riddance I hated Whitmarshs guts, as aerospace is vastly different than F1.

      I think is the freedom, yet necessary craftmanship guidance he needs...

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      10-04-2012 10:21 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Kidstar View Post
      I think is the freedom, yet necessary craftmanship guidance he needs...

    7. 10-04-2012 01:04 PM #77
      Interesting blog post by Will Buxton. He mentions the point about TelMex which I find interesting. I didn't know that Vodafone might be going away.

      http://willthef1journo.wordpress.com...t-has-settled/

      He also feels that Perez might not be the best driver for the seat. I think it is too soon to tell.

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      10-04-2012 04:37 PM #78
      I vote that Hamilton says he wishes he was still at McLaren before the 2013 season is over.
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    9. 10-04-2012 08:50 PM #79
      enjoyed the will buxton read. thanks.

      personally i feel hamilton was convinced in the thought of having his name a big brand. he forgot about racing and winning at the moment of signing. he has enough to retire ten times over living extrememly large as it is. his woman probably made him sign.

      the reason to leave a competitive team who is always in the top 2 to go and play pretend build up is stupid. if he had by this point won three or four titles fine. i understand the idea of creating something, but with no testing and not being a michael schumacher i just do not see it happening for him and he will slowly fade off....

      sure mclaren has not won may titles as of late and lewis' title was just down to luck, but the team is not only at fault he clearly made many many errors which messed up his chances with his personal problems.

      it is a perfect example of too much at a young age and not understanding enough to harness it.

      well at least he can make a rap album in german for mercedes records. the germans buy evrything.
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      10-04-2012 10:24 PM #80
      Some are calling him one of the greatest driver ever. But here's his championship record so far by season: 2, 1, 5, 4, 5, 4. Am I missing something?

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    12. 10-05-2012 11:45 AM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by rscshakespeare View Post
      lewis' title was just down to luck
      Yeah because all the races he won up to that point were also luck... might as well call Kimi's WDC luck too, and all other championships that came down to the wire with low point diff ratio between them and the runner up. damn haters.

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      10-05-2012 02:34 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Some are calling him one of the greatest driver ever. But here's his championship record so far by season: 2, 1, 5, 4, 5, 4. Am I missing something?
      Yes, you're missing the fact that the current season is not over.

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      10-05-2012 03:12 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      Yes, you're missing the fact that the current season is not over.
      Also missing the fact that coming in the top-5 every year of your career to-date is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, especially when one of those is a Championship win.

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      10-05-2012 05:05 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Also missing the fact that coming in the top-5 every year of your career to-date is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, especially when one of those is a Championship win.
      Also, the McLaren was not exactly the fastest car on the grid between 2009-2011.

    16. 10-05-2012 05:31 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Some are calling him one of the greatest driver ever. But here's his championship record so far by season: 2, 1, 5, 4, 5, 4. Am I missing something?
      This... Yet he counts SV pubes daily... This guy is the joke of forum...

    17. 10-05-2012 05:34 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by jsmyle1%... View Post
      I feel your pain... I'm about to take a walk myself...

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      10-05-2012 10:14 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Kidstar View Post
      I feel your pain... I'm about to take a walk myself...

      Be careful Kid. There is a reason why I walked away from this forum for a while and am really reserved in my comments.

      Feel free to IM and I'll enlighten you.... (disturbing.....silly......scary.....childish..... ..stalker-ish......rheeeedickerous)

    19. 10-05-2012 11:18 PM #89
      andy, T1 minus the 17 on the lap. thanks mate . cheers.

    20. 10-07-2012 06:45 PM #90
      https://twitter.com/lewishamilton/st...73985493073920

      This could be funny. Too bad Button won't respond.

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      10-07-2012 07:00 PM #91
      Lewis just keeps turing into a bigger and bigger dork each day.

      I can't believe he tweeted that. And then blah blah blah about driving hard right up to the last race.

      I can't wait for him to disappear forever at Mercedes next year.


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      10-07-2012 07:18 PM #92
      Not sure what's going on here, but too bad. I'm starting to feel bad for the guy. Not sure that he deserves that, but it even seems uncharacteristic of Button. He gets along with everyone.
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      10-07-2012 07:25 PM #93
      Oh man, this just keeps getting better and better. He just tweeted this:

      "My bad, just found out Jenson never followed me. Don't blame him! Need to be on Twitter more!"


      Hamilton is a disaster. Love that Jenson never followed him.
      Last edited by Hawk; 10-07-2012 at 11:43 PM.

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      11-01-2012 02:45 PM #94
      The latest from cocky Hamilton.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hamilton
      "I'm really excited to go there. I know they have lost their way a little bit at the moment but I'm going to go and help them find their way."
      Oh he is, is he? Lewis to the rescue? He sure made McLaren rally around him and get better.

    25. 11-01-2012 04:00 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      The latest from cocky Hamilton.



      Oh he is, is he? Lewis to the rescue? He sure made McLaren rally around him and get better.

      For a guy who says he hates Lewis so much, you're bordering on obsessive in posting about him.. I think you're secretly gay for him...

      Not that there is anything wrong with that

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      11-01-2012 04:05 PM #96
      You're the expert.
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      11-01-2012 04:16 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Oh he is, is he? Lewis to the rescue? He sure made McLaren rally around him and get better.
      Here is something... if you really dislike the guy so much, why not stop clicking on his news stories?

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      11-02-2012 07:23 AM #98
      All i know is Button is slowly but surely becoming the next Massa. (but hey just like Massa he's a nice guy so let's not badmouth him)
      "Hamilton is catching you; keep your cool"

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      11-02-2012 08:36 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by R8TD///M View Post
      All i know is Button is slowly but surely becoming the next Massa. (but hey just like Massa he's a nice guy so let's not badmouth him)
      I badmouth Massa all the time! I do like Button though.

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      11-02-2012 09:22 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      The latest from cocky Hamilton.



      Oh he is, is he? Lewis to the rescue? He sure made McLaren rally around him and get better.
      The guy needs to start talking things up a bit...well, A LOT. He knows he's going to a crappy team, relatively speaking, that has had the resources and people in place for well over a year now and still can't move up the grid. Hammie's going to need a truck full of magic dust to turn that team around in short order.

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      11-02-2012 09:21 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by wiredvw View Post
      The guy needs to start talking things up a bit...well, A LOT. He knows he's going to a crappy team, relatively speaking, that has had the resources and people in place for well over a year now and still can't move up the grid. Hammie's going to need a truck full of magic dust to turn that team around in short order.
      considering mercedes will be an engine supplier for 2014 i think that actually put him in a good
      position.

      mclaren has not been performing well the past 3/4 years.

      oh and lets not forget he will be around (schumacher, Lauda and brawn).

      You're right though sounds like he's going to a crappy team.
      "Hamilton is catching you; keep your cool"

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