Toto Wolf's phone:
I bet Toto would be like: "F*** you Fernando, my doctor said I can finally lay off the ulcer medication with its side effects of erectile dysfunction. So now I could finally get some freaky time with Susie. F*** you Fernando, I'm gonna sign Pascal and take it easy!"
He's 31 years old and known nothing but racing since age 6. He's got all the money he needs, a family, and can concentrate on other things in his future.
He had a full career. Congrats to him!
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If anyone googles Pascal name right now, everyone is suggesting he's is the rightful successor. DO IT MERCEDES!!
Did not see that coming.
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i don't not seen him as that great of a racer. first and foremost he was seated in the fastest car, the most reliable of the grid, and one of the best teams.
most of the time he starts in front and happens to stay there mostly through being able to utilize 100% clean air and tire strategy. that kind of happens A LOT. the few times where we have seen him having to fight up the grid... he hasn't astounded me or others. lewis, richardo, max, vettel... all do much better pushing through the grid from the back of the pack. especially lewis and max when in the rain.
i get it.
he has a wife and family now.
he has enough money.
he got a title just like 'daddy' did.
what happened to the spirit of the racer? did it just die when the crown hit his head? he's 31, is it REALLY time to retire just as he wins his 1st F1 championship?
he should have stayed to defend the title.
he should have finished out his current contract.
Really wondering is this is all tied to the politics of Mercedes and maybe tied to Lauda and Wolff being PITA's to deal with? At least Lauda is known to be a total arrogant clown. With Hamilton even saying there was more behind the scenes mid-season you gotta wonder. Can't wait for the bits to trickle out over time as it usually does with F1.
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It's been said a million times, you could take the majority of drivers in F1 and put them in the fastest/best prepped car and get the same result.
There's a reason the teammates finish in succession most races...
He was never the top driver but he was able to take the title from Hamilton so that does mean something, I understand Hamilton had his issues. At least he did better than Button who won against Massa. He will be remembered as someone that stole a championship from one of the great drivers, even if I am not a fan of Hamilton because of the last race antics.
he still came in first.
nico still came in second.
my issue is that even with lewis winning the race he had NO chance to win the championship from p1. he HAD to do something else to try to cause nico to drop 2 full spots.
so by Merc issuing team orders all race... they were basically telling lewis all race... "too bad for you, you lose because we said so, no GIVE the championship over to nico without any sort of fight".
again. f them!
MAYBE if lewis not following team orders had caused nico to get crashed out (not overtaken)... OR if by doing so, LEWIS got overtake by Ferrari or RB... OR if Lewis got crashed out as a result.
THEN i could see them punishing him.
but as it sits. he did what he could to win the championship. and the teams results were NO different than if he had run faster.
this is a team sport. the DRIVER is part of the team as well, yeah? shouldn't THEY have a say in what the team/car is doing on track?
Im not surprised that the same people who criticized Hamilton for his 'never say die' mentality are perfectly comfortable with Rosberg quitting and not defending his title. Hopefully Alonso can wiggle his way into Mercedes so Lewis can have a real battle on his hands. He was going to absolutely destroy Nico next year anyway and it looks like nico was fully aware.