German connection? Vodafone is a UK company.
As for Mclaren's future engines I secretly holding out hope the become Mclaren Audi.
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.
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.
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...
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.
He also feels that Perez might not be the best driver for the seat. I think it is too soon to tell.
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.
Last edited by rscshakespeare; 10-04-2012 at 08:52 PM.
This could be funny. Too bad Button won't respond.
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.
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"