Thread: 5 year McLaren Deal for Hamilton
18th Jan 08, 16:04 #1
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5 year McLaren Deal for Hamilton
How can he race for anyone else with the Mercedes logo birthmark on his skull?
19th Jan 08, 05:30 #2
Good news for both parties. And to answer your question, if he wants to leave McLaren plenty of teams would be interested in him. Unless he suddenly becomes a poor driver.Formerly known as theugsquirrel
19th Jan 08, 05:48 #3
Great decision. Both team and driver are satisfied.
McLaren is going to be one hell of a team this year. They are all highly motivated, capable, have an experienced crew, and talented young drivers. I'll expect them on the podium regularly.Marco Simoncelli 1987-2011
19th Jan 08, 05:53 #4
Good for Lewis!Automobile Club de L'Ile Notre-Dame
21st Jan 08, 20:04 #5
he surely deserved it. The very same man that lost the biggest chance to win something for McLaren in ... I don't know... how many years? 7? 8?
but those are little details. The important thing is that he's good friend with the guys and eats with the team now and then unlike the big bad ugly troll. The big man makes the little bugs feel great.
21st Jan 08, 20:07 #6
Good news for Lewis, but if RD is forced out as rumors have it, I wonder how he will feel about the team?"You can mop the blood up later." - R.A. Lafferty
21st Jan 08, 20:15 #7
21st Jan 08, 20:19 #8"You can mop the blood up later." - R.A. Lafferty
22nd Jan 08, 12:56 #9
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Good for Lewis!!! another young rich boy on the block.—BA I love this game!
22nd Jan 08, 13:24 #10
What RD leave Mac?????
Well, one would wonder just what Horbert would have done with a driver whing at Monaco and starting that investigation, and then the mess at Hungary....and my money says lewi will not be telling him to "go swivel"
......nor after choking out, at the end of brazil GP, getting that sad hug like he did from RD....Only the dead know the end of war. Plato
22nd Jan 08, 19:08 #11
It seems to me that Mercedes are the big dogs around there, and Norbert may have kicked Lewis out after the opportunity he missed.
I'd keep him in my team forever but I wouldn't pay him as much to just keep his feet on the ground.
23rd Jan 08, 12:26 #12
Why are people so anti Lewis????
Good luck to him, good luck to the team. I dont understand the animosity shown towards Lewis. Some drivers I like more than others, I think Heiki and Lewis are gonna mess up the races for lots of others this year. Lets hope BMW and Renault can come to the party with competetive cars.
Thats all I care about, racing. The drivers are drivers and you can only but admire all of them. Anyone who can drive an F1 car through Eau Rouge deserves respect and the pay they get for it. They have all worked hard from young ages to get to where they are.......Indy cars says bye to Sky. Yeah baby.......
23rd Jan 08, 13:09 #13
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i think the reports of "everyone at mclaren hates FA" are grossly over exagerated. Everyone on LH's car may have hated FA, but i think you'll find that the blokes working on FA's car wanted FA to win more then they wanted to see LH win... It's natural for inter-team rivalries to form and its usually not just the drivers who are against each other, its often the rival crews who are against each other aswell. The only difference is that NORMALLY the situation is handled alot better then how uncle ron handled it all last year.
It's funny i've heard alot of people say stuff like fernando isn't a true champion like senna was for example, but senna was MUCH more of a ******* then fernando was, senna was an absolute right royal prick! Lets not forget that he intentionally crashed into his own team mate to win a WDC! Fernando never did that one!!!
Anyone who thinks that lewis was just the innocent little boy who was being picked on by his bully team mate is a fool, lewis was just as much into the rivalry as fernando was, the only difference was that lewis had the team boss, and more importantly the brittish media on his side! So ofcourse, fernando turns out to be the bad guy.. figures. They where both just as bad as each other
23rd Jan 08, 15:13 #14
About how much the other members of the McLaren team hated or not FA I remember very well how calm they all were when FA hit the wall in Japan. All except one... I don't what was his problem but he reacted as if something bad had happened... maybe he was a Spaniard or something.
"we were fighting alonso" didn't help much either, did it?
24th Jan 08, 09:26 #15
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24th Jan 08, 17:29 #17
there he goes again... Alonso showed him how a f1 driver should not behave.... while he showed everybody how a f1 driver can become the idiot of the season in one race
I'd rather see MS winning 7 more wdc than this a$$h013 one.
25th Jan 08, 09:10 #18
25th Jan 08, 09:28 #19
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[QUOTE=MAX_THRUST;411540]Why are people so anti Lewis????
this is why! Because he's a snotty big mouthed idiot. I wanted to like LH but really want to see Alonso show him the way
25th Jan 08, 09:52 #20
He has the nerve to complain about FA when he costed the spaniard and his team a title. When he starts yapping around like an idiot he should thing of that and maybe he'll shut up. He's the one that spoiled the things for everybody (except ferrari of course).He should bare in mind that there are drivers that maybe are not as good but would have brought the wdc to the team alongside FA.
I think it was quite obvious that he was favored there. Not only by McLaren but by FIA too and with all that support (never seen I think for a rookie) he choked and now he comes he teaches everybody how a driver should not behave.
He yaps around about fair treatment... he actually thinks he beat Alonso fair and square... forgetting that at the end of the season they both had the same amount of points.
In Monza he was mocked by FA. He wasn't able to match him the entire week end. FA got the pole in just one lap while he wasn't able to come close in two attempts... and then they go to chine and Japan and all of a sudden Alonso can't even get close to this wonder driver that isn't able to keep the car on the pitlane... and he things he got there because he was so great that he actually beat his team mate when he was the second driver... soon enough he'll say that he actually had a worse car and still was better
He made a team like McLaren known to be so disciplined and so strict look like a bunch of lunatics where everybody does what he wants