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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby kayahammer on Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:04 am

I've wondered whether Lewis has the same pr manager as Beckham. They both seem to spout prepared statements that contain not a trace of personal opinion, and fit into the political correctness pigeon hole like a **** in a ****.

Beckham's is more transparent because you can never imagine he comes up with most of what he says on his own.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:44 am

^^^^

Fully agree.

Ive never heard Hamilton speak and thought "wow, really, that was interesting". Same could probably aimed at loads of sportsman/woman I suppose.

And every poxy podium interview (I hate them too BTW) starts with "I'd like to thank the fans for coming" to the sounds of fans booing him.

I still say he's a class driver though.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Bend it like Repka on Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:00 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:^^^^

Fully agree.

Ive never heard Hamilton speak and thought "wow, really, that was interesting". Same could probably aimed at loads of sportsman/woman I suppose.

And every poxy podium interview (I hate them too BTW) starts with "I'd like to thank the fans for coming" to the sounds of fans booing him.

I still say he's a class driver though.


I would disagree.

Yes his podium interviews are very wooden, but considering people are always knocking him for being too "street" and "arrogant", he is being a professional. Thank the fans, team and sponsors. Doing his job for Mercedes I'd say.

Although when you say that he is pretending to not notice the fans booing, you are forgetting that at Monza, he clearly noted the Tifosi stick, because on the podium interview he commended that Mercedes power beats Ferrari power, so maybe you just have made up your mind about him.

Compare the podium chats to his post race Ch4 interviews, they are a world apart. He is much more relaxed with DC and Jones. Asked at Monza why he ran wide and put a wheel in the gravel, he said sometimes you just got to take it to the beach. I always find him funny and interesting with them.

I like Lewis. He doesn't do what is always expected of a driver. He clearly has his own mind and takes his own path. He has made himself into a brand, as big as Beckham, but with far more talent. If he likes fashion and music who cares? His fans clearly like it, and he is obviously having a good time.

As much as Bottas is a nice guy, I know who I'd rather listen to.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:41 am

^^^

As I said, I'll never warm to him personally.

But as a driver- a class act.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby White Goodman on Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:44 pm

I don't mind him , great driver and despite the weird mid Atlantic accent, he still seems fairly down to earth in a sport where it must be easy to become a huge **** especially if you are the top of the sport and not say Max Chilton (although even Max must get a lot of flange if he goes down a nightclub in say ....Norwich. Monaco probably not so much, he'd be minesweeping Max Verstappen's cast offs)

Imagine ....huge salary, women must be throwing themselves at his feet almost constantly (not scratters either), can go anywhere he wants within reason, special access to things the rest of us will never appreciate, does an awesome job for a living.

I'd be King Cun.t , I just wouldn't be able to avoid it :)
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:35 am

He has been linked with Nicole Schnersinger, Rihanna and Rita Ora. That's not a bad cv.
To be honest in the past he had come across as a bit of a knob but seems to have chilled out a bit these days and saw him on Jonathan Ross show at the weekend and he came across ok.
As an F1 driver, he is currently the best out There, without equals.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:13 pm

Looks like that's that for Daniel Kvyat

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/41397848

Once seen as a star in the making, it would seem Kvyat's F1 career is all but over. Looks like there could be a few changes across the paddock for next season.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Bend it like Repka on Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:30 pm

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:Looks like that's that for Daniel Kvyat

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/41397848

Once seen as a star in the making, it would seem Kvyat's F1 career is all but over. Looks like there could be a few changes across the paddock for next season.


He's never really come across as a star in the making has he?

Mind you, when a team produces Max and Sainz the bar is set pretty high.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:35 am

When a lot of Kyvat's radio messages consist of "Sorry guys" you just know it aint gonna work out. Maybe its a Russian thing?
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby York Ham(mer) on Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:11 pm

Hamilton has pole at Sepang while Vettel will start last. A great chance for Hamilton to increase the gap between the pair of them in the drivers table.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:17 pm

Ferrari can make the best of a bad weekend here by piling on the engine upgrades and extra replacement parts, they can't start any further back so they're effectively free of any penalties.

Watch for Raikkkkoonnnnennnnn attempting to take out Hamilton at the start, to help his 'team leader' :wink:
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:22 am

Good job Vettel stated at the back today, otherwise he'd have won this race easily. Hamilton will no doubt be disappointed to have been overtaken by Verstappen but he should look at the bigger picture and the overall standings and be happy to finish in front of Vettel (hopefully anyway, the race aint over yet!)
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby wolf359 on Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:01 am

Excellent from Vettel today, he cut through the field with alarming ease. Mercedes are on the back foot and clearly the third best car this weekend. The only counter is that Ferrari seem to have sacrificed reliability (and luck) for performance. Lewis did all he could and I thought Riccardo would have pushed him harder for 2nd. Bottas is a worry, his performance is woeful in that car.

Didn't see the warm down lap :D

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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:11 pm

Poor Seb, he drives a very good race and then makes a plum of himself on the warm down.

Well done Max, top drive.

As much as Lewis had no luck last year, Ferrari are handing it to him on a plate. The pile up last race and engine problems this time are just open goals.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:32 pm

Strange that yesterday Vettel's engine had problems but Kimi was flying and very nearly nicked pole, but 24 hours later, Kimi' engine is ****ed and Vettel is the one flying.
Anyone would think the engines had been switched :wink:
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby wolf359 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:50 am

Poor old Seb, looks like the game is up now. :D
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby York Ham(mer) on Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:57 pm

Absurd how fortunes can change in just a handful of races.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:27 pm

As much as Alonso must be annoyed that he has wasted 3 years being winless at McClaren, deep down he knew that Ferrari just can't keep it together.

Between's Sebs crazy start at Singapore and their engine problems that have taken a really exciting title fight and flushed it down the pan, which is a shame because it was boiling up nicely.
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:39 am

York Ham(mer) wrote:Absurd how fortunes can change in just a handful of races.


Ain't karma a bitch!?
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Re: KUMB General Formula 1 News thread

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:14 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Ain't karma a bitch!?


Indeed. Lewis had a shed load of bad luck last season so it's about time he had some good fortune. Strange that for first half of the season Ferrari were a model of consistency whereas Merecdes had one or two teething problems and yet over the last races, there has been a spectacular decline in Ferrari reliability.
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