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    Oh , no , Ocon .

    Well , if you're Esteban , you can't be happy now , as Otmar has just said that guy that everybody says is just an overrated pay driver because his daddy owns the team is as fast as he was .

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    Baggy, you are under-rating Lance. Lance has achieved podium positions and Ocon has not. Not surprising that Lance can match Ocon's pace.
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    I wouldn't read anything into Szafnauer's comments. He's just got a new driver into his team and he's talking highly of him, as he would of anybody else. So that's something you really need to take with a pinch of salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4D13 View Post
    I wouldn't read anything into Szafnauer's comments. He's just got a new driver into his team and he's talking highly of him, as he would of anybody else. So that's something you really need to take with a pinch of salt.
    We would find out in Melbourne Australia how Stroll measures up to Perez. He may have a silver spoon in his mouth, he seems to be quick. I think 2019 would give us a better measure of Lance as a driver. His stint with Massa was somewhat inconclusive for obvious reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrodaze View Post
    Baggy, you are under-rating Lance. Lance has achieved podium positions and Ocon has not. Not surprising that Lance can match Ocon's pace.
    Not at all , dude .
    I was de-rating Ocon .

    Matching Esteban that quickly in a new car is good , indeed .
    Sure , Otmar is going to try and be positive right off , but that's pretty easy if the kid is showing well .

    We'll see , but Lance does have some potential .

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    So lets assume he is that good. Good enough to potentially win the drivers title. Suppose Red Bull or Ferrari or Mercedes come calling. Does he move from daddy's team to have a chance at a title? Does daddy have all of Racing Point running rear gunner for him after he moves?
    I don't think we realistically need to worry about this, but it is disturbing to think about.

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    " Does daddy have all of Racing Point running rear gunner for him after he moves?"

    That should make him really attractive to the front runners .
    Good idea .

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    Good for Lance - not so good for the sport.

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    No , not really good for Lance .
    I was kidding .

    I think it's important to note that Lawrence Stroll is but one of the many investors , and I seriously doubt that they all entered into the game just because their friend's kid is a driver .
    Having him being reasonably good , or maybe better is just a bonus .
    They'll all be looking to make money on the deal .

    Collusion between teams isn't new , and theoretically could happen if he were to end up at Merc with Force Racing Point running Merc motors , but that's a long way down the conspiracy road , not to mention that FCK(Force Canadian Kid) would have to be running pretty close to the front to even make it remotely worth it to hire him on that alone .

    All due respect , but thinking about that this early is "tin foil hat" stuff .

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    Ocon is an aggressive plodder. His time at MB will validate Bottas.

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