Lewis Hamilton

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Aquilea

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Thursday
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cb1965 said:
LDN said:
https://www.planetf1.com/news/ferrari-would-have-w...

Ferrari would have won this year’s World title if Lewis Hamilton had been in the car; according to former president Luca di Montezemolo.

“This year Hamilton made the difference in his best season since his debut,” he told Italy’s RAI radio.
Nice, that'll make Vettel feel a whole lot better rolleyes
Luca has been getting the boot in in one way or another since his acrimonious departure from Ferrari. He's talking mince of course - Vettel had a wobble mid-season, but it was Marchionne's death that destabilised the team.

LDN

5,832 posts

139 months

Thursday
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Aquilea said:
cb1965 said:
LDN said:
https://www.planetf1.com/news/ferrari-would-have-w...

Ferrari would have won this year’s World title if Lewis Hamilton had been in the car; according to former president Luca di Montezemolo.

“This year Hamilton made the difference in his best season since his debut,” he told Italy’s RAI radio.
Nice, that'll make Vettel feel a whole lot better rolleyes
Luca has been getting the boot in in one way or another since his acrimonious departure from Ferrari. He's talking mince of course - Vettel had a wobble mid-season, but it was Marchionne's death that destabilised the team.
But Vettel’s wobbles (plural) were where the championship was lost. Luca is right.

ntiz

416 posts

72 months

Thursday
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BlackPrince said:
Hamilton spent some time riding motorcycles at a private trackday with the Pata Yamaha WSBK team at Jerez this past weekend. MotorcycleNews posted this story, and it was amusing to see people come out and call Hamilton (and Marc Marquez) a wker biggrin I think its a testament to how much Hamilton loves speed in all its forms, that a week after Abu Dhabi, Hamilton was in the Spanish heat in hot leathers, sweating, riding a motorbike around a circuit.

I've seen footage of him riding at Chuckawalla, in California a few months ago and seems like he's improved leaps and bounds since then, and body english-wise, looks almost as good as Alex Lowes

Edited by BlackPrince on Thursday 6th December 01:33
I like that he does genuinely seem to love speed and extreme sports.

His car collection from what I understand is quite something a lot of it bought as well. As opposed to gifted from sponsors etc.

I follow him on facebook I think he is sponsored by Can-Am as he always seems to be driving there buggies and stuff round the desert in the US. Nice to know he is a proper petrolhead living the dream!

HustleRussell

15,460 posts

96 months

Thursday
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ntiz said:
Nice to know he is a proper petrolhead living the dream!
No doubt about it IMO, just find the video on YouTube of him having a go in the old Malborough McLaren MP4/6 or similar. He was like a kid in a sweet shop.

A friend of mine who isn't into F1 has suggested that both of us, by Christmas, compile lists of our five best F1 drivers and our five favourite F1 drivers. There has been a lot of talk about where Hamilton sits in the pantheon of all time greats since he wrapped up his fifth. A lot of people tend to mark down modern era drivers as they don't have to deal with deathtrap cars with manual gearboxes and unassisted everything which were hard to drive. Hamilton is one of those who I reckon would've excelled in any period.

BlackPrince

1,092 posts

105 months

Yesterday (23:20)
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ntiz said:
I like that he does genuinely seem to love speed and extreme sports.

His car collection from what I understand is quite something a lot of it bought as well. As opposed to gifted from sponsors etc.

I follow him on facebook I think he is sponsored by Can-Am as he always seems to be driving there buggies and stuff round the desert in the US. Nice to know he is a proper petrolhead living the dream!
Yes all the other drivers just seem to have stuff from the manufacturer they are racing for, like Alonso with 650S etc., but Hamilton is as far as I know, the only non-Ferrari driver that has a Ferrari (LaF of course). And his manual Zonda 760 is the stuff of Legend. I'm not sure what cars I'd get if I won EuroMillions but I would definitely get one of those.

I think he mentioned he even got his boating license and diving license as well
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BlackPrince

1,092 posts

105 months

Yesterday (23:22)
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HustleRussell said:
No doubt about it IMO, just find the video on YouTube of him having a go in the old Malborough McLaren MP4/6 or similar. He was like a kid in a sweet shop.

A friend of mine who isn't into F1 has suggested that both of us, by Christmas, compile lists of our five best F1 drivers and our five favourite F1 drivers. There has been a lot of talk about where Hamilton sits in the pantheon of all time greats since he wrapped up his fifth. A lot of people tend to mark down modern era drivers as they don't have to deal with deathtrap cars with manual gearboxes and unassisted everything which were hard to drive. Hamilton is one of those who I reckon would've excelled in any period.
IIRC, that was from that beautiful piece in Top Gear about Senna (promoting the Senna biodoc). And yes I agree that Hamilton would have excelled in the lethal 50s and 60s whereas someone like Rosberg (as good of a driver as he is) may not have

dr_gn

12,020 posts

120 months

“I wouldn’t be up here without this incredible team, I’m just really a in the chain,” Hamilton said.

Interesting.

ETA my god it’s actually been censored.


Edited by dr_gn on Sunday 9th December 13:38

Exige77

2,965 posts

127 months

dr_gn said:
“I wouldn’t be up here without this incredible team, I’m just really a in the chain,” Hamilton said.

Interesting.

ETA my god it’s actually been censored.


Edited by dr_gn on Sunday 9th December 13:38
Ch1nk could be seen as racist.

Welcome to PH 2018 biggrin

Rumblestripe

947 posts

98 months

dr_gn said:
“I wouldn’t be up here without this incredible team, I’m just really a in the chain,” Hamilton said.

Interesting.

ETA my god it’s actually been censored.


Edited by dr_gn on Sunday 9th December 13:38
Shirley that should be "link" in the chain? Mixed metaphors, "ch-ink in his armour" and "link in the chain" innit.

Grrrrr.

dr_gn

12,020 posts

120 months

Rumblestripe said:
dr_gn said:
“I wouldn’t be up here without this incredible team, I’m just really a in the chain,” Hamilton said.

Interesting.

ETA my god it’s actually been censored.


Edited by dr_gn on Sunday 9th December 13:38
Shirley that should be "link" in the chain? Mixed metaphors, "ch-ink in his armour" and "link in the chain" innit.

Grrrrr.
Do an Urban dictionary search for “c-hink in chain”.

Apparently it’s a thing.

But not a good thing.

REALIST123

10,338 posts

89 months

dr_gn said:
Rumblestripe said:
dr_gn said:
“I wouldn’t be up here without this incredible team, I’m just really a in the chain,” Hamilton said.

Interesting.

ETA my god it’s actually been censored.


Edited by dr_gn on Sunday 9th December 13:38
Shirley that should be "link" in the chain? Mixed metaphors, "ch-ink iin his armour" and "link in the chain" innit.

Grrrrr.
Do an Urban dictionary search for “c-hink in chain”.

Apparently it’s a thing.

But not a good thing.
IN THE CHAIN

”when a friend or family member constantly fks things up for you no matter what they do.

Used to describe someone who ruins the natural patterns that happen in life.”

Is that how he sees himself? Very strange......... laugh