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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Well, 2009, started bad. But once Mclaren got the DD sorted and developed the car around that, the car came to them. Brawn had started to run out of Honda money, that was given to them at the start of the year. Hence why Mclaren and RBR caught them by the end. But Brawn had done enough at the start in points, no one could catch them. 2011 2013, Mclaren was the only team to be able to fight RBR. Mclaren was 2nd best on grid. If not the best at some races.
    Sure, McLaren improved the car. However, you can't expect someone to win if he doesn't have a car that can at least fight near the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Lewis had over 15,000 kms under his belt from testing before he got to his first race. He had enough time to under stand the tyres, car and how to push the package.

    For me, 2007 he was a nice to watch, good to see a young Brit finally get a break into F1 and be good and quick. But over time, he has worn thin, his whole im bigger than F1, my ego is massive, i dont like fans touching me or putting their arms around him for pictures. Only when it suits him. At last GP, there was camera following him into Merc garage, a fan asked for picture. Went to put arm around him, as you do, and you could just make out him with deadpan face say "no arm".

    He only acts all love the fans stuff when it suits him. I know some British drivers who knew Lewis in early days, they liked him. But now? no. They cannt stand his attitude, his persona. He has started to believe is own hype, and what his friends keep rubbing his ego with . "Oh Lewis you so great, no driver can get near yuo blah blah blah" I now F1 driver have egos, but his? well its massive and ruined him.
    ^^ So very true!
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    As long as Lewis leaves his "Ego" for off track times, who cares? He seems to be A OK respecting his teamate on the track, even though he's the #1 guy. Bottas is allowed to do one hell of a job for Merc inspite of his teamates so called Ego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    As long as Lewis leaves his "Ego" for off track times, who cares? He seems to be A OK respecting his teamate on the track, even though he's the #1 guy. Bottas is allowed to do one hell of a job for Merc inspite of his teamates so called Ego.
    It's still their first year. Bottas plays more diplomatically now because he wants to get his contract extended. We'll see how big their respect will be next year if VB gets a contract renewal.

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    So far Bottas is allowed to drive. Lewis has not asked for it, nor has Merc , Rubenized Bottas .

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    i think Bottas and Lewis are treading carefully with one another atm. It's their honeymoon period and maybe Lewis wants us all to think the trouble was all caused by Rosburg.
    As has been said already wait and see how they both behave if Bottas gets a multi year contract and they are both free to race.
    Ferrari require a lot of extra commitment from their drivers but Lewis' altro ego might get in the way.
    I cannot picture him in a meeting with Arrivabene and Marchionne. Does Lewis do PR?


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    3somes and poop fetishes. ROFL at Lewis ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjaybel3 View Post
    3somes and poop fetishes. ROFL at Lewis ....

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    Mental illness caused by huge sums of money syndrome
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    Ferrari fans adjusted well to Seb when he came over, I'm sure the same will happen if Lewis comes to Ferrari, and when he retires; with all the records he has and will continue break; he can be called "Former Ferrari Great! "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    Ferrari fans adjusted well to Seb when he came over, I'm sure the same will happen if Lewis comes to Ferrari, and when he retires; with all the records he has and will continue break; he can be called "Former Ferrari Great! "
    Ferrari doesn't need Lewis. They need to build a championship winning car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giallo 550 View Post
    Ferrari doesn't need Lewis. They need to build a championship winning car.
    No we don't need Lewis, we had a championship-winning car at the start of 2017 and one driver seemingly capable of taking it to a successful conclusion, but somehow it imploded after the summer break. We can't let that happen again and need both drivers to fight at the front, not to mention an even better and more reliable car. Viviamo in speranza!

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    Maybe it's time Ferrari creates a champion rather than employ champions from other teams. Red Bulls young driver program seems to work out well for them, why can't Ferrari's?

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    Lewis' feelings are easily hurt, I'm on my 3rd Twitter account because of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    Ferrari fans adjusted well to Seb when he came over, I'm sure the same will happen if Lewis comes to Ferrari, and when he retires; with all the records he has and will continue break; he can be called "Former Ferrari Great! "
    Brembo you do enjoy teasing us
    Seriously though there is a very big difference between Seb and Lewis.
    In fact they don't belong in the same sentence unless you are comparing them. They only thing they have in common is that both want to win but how they go about it is very different.
    Seb is so busy at Ferrari he's not even taking time out to take part in the ROC now that's commitment for you. I really admire Seb his work ethics and commitment. Even how he learned to speak Italian before he joined us not easy I believe for someone whose mother tongue is German.
    Now picture Lewis in red...... off snowboarding in Japan feeding his alta ego. If he came to Ferrari they would have to find a way to keep him quiet nah nah I can't see a loose canon like Lewis in red.
    When asked by a jurno about Lewis joining Ferrari Marchionne once said "Why do I need Lewis when I have Vettel??


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    Quote Originally Posted by racingbradley View Post
    Now picture Lewis in red...... off snowboarding in Japan feeding his alta ego.
    What's wrong with snowboarding during the winter break? Everyone deserves a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeseman View Post
    Maybe it's time Ferrari creates a champion rather than employ champions from other teams. Red Bulls young driver program seems to work out well for them, why can't Ferrari's?
    Don't worry. Leclerc is on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giallo 550 View Post
    Don't worry. Leclerc is on the way.
    I believe so as well, there's just too many hype around him. That hype is not for nothing. Every young driver coming from GP2 or GP3 with a huge amount of hype always delivered. Most recent example is Max. I think Leclerc is a future homegrown Ferrari megastar. I just hope he'll get a chance in a Ferrari before someone else snatches him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giallo 550 View Post
    Don't worry. Leclerc is on the way.
    Leclerc, move over , let Seb pass! I just can't see that working. Or is it Seb he will be replacing? I'd like to see Max and Leclerc together @ Ferrari!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy View Post
    What's wrong with snowboarding during the winter break? Everyone deserves a break.
    Absolutely agree with your comment it was my fault I didn't make it clear what I mean't.
    Of course all of our drivers deserve a holiday and time to enjoy themselves
    What I was trying to say is that Lewis only commits to himself always enjoying himself of course but it would be nice if he showed more commitment to the sport
    He has won sports personality of the year in the past but was too busy travelling through America to turn up to collect his trophy. His loyal fans voted for him was it too much trouble to be there???????.......this year he was on Italian TV displaying his piano skills that night.
    He wasn't at the F1 hall of fame opening ceremony in Paris either but was in London at the fashion awards wearing his tartan suit that night!!!! need I say Alonso, Vettel, Rosberg, Villeneuve, Mansell, Hill, Jackie Stewart were present and we know Michael would have been there too
    To conclude Ferrari expect a lot of PR commitment from their drivers would Lewis comply????? I doubt it

    Giallo I concur LeClerc is on his way and maybe Giovinazzi as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeseman View Post
    Maybe it's time Ferrari creates a champion rather than employ champions from other teams. Red Bulls young driver program seems to work out well for them, why can't Ferrari's?
    It would be nice for Ferrari to create their own 'home-grown' champion and I assume that the FDA was created to do just that, it seems a shame that some of those selected are not permitted to grow quickly enough to satisfy those objectives. I hope Leclerc and Giovinazzi will be given that chance, it would also be a lot cheaper!

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