Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

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C70R

5,307 posts

50 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Just thought I'd share something here that I spotted while replying to another thread.

The only betting odds I could find on Lewis Hamilton being WDC are 1/100. Staggering!

Drew106

901 posts

91 months

Tuesday 8th October
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C70R said:
Just thought I'd share something here that I spotted while replying to another thread.

The only betting odds I could find on Lewis Hamilton being WDC are 1/100. Staggering!
Been like that for a while now.

I considered putting a bet on after the Hungarian GP and pretty sure it was the same situation back then!

£24,752.47 (max bet) would give a return of £247.53. Better than the interest rate I'm getting, but not worth the risk even at 1-100 hehe

yonex

15,270 posts

114 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Apparently poor old Lewis feels like ‘giving up’ awww bless.


Steamer

11,213 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th October
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yonex said:
Apparently poor old Lewis feels like ‘giving up’ awww bless.
I just saw this (albeit on AOL news) and it looks a bit fake... or a man having a minor breakdown

HorneyMX5

4,543 posts

96 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Or a man expressing his frustration at things. People are too literal!

Deesee

2,911 posts

29 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Nice little info graphic F1 have sent out today

https://twitter.com/F1/status/1184138871040290823?...

Lewis vs Michael

amgmcqueen

1,556 posts

96 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Deesee said:
Nice little info graphic F1 have sent out today

https://twitter.com/F1/status/1184138871040290823?...

Lewis vs Michael
A bit pointless as there were far fewer races per season back in Schumi's day. Michael also had to spend many years working his way up the grid to be in a top team, rather than starting his career in the best car.

M3ax

963 posts

158 months

Tuesday 15th October
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I would thought that sustaining wins over a longer season might be more difficult?

CustardOnChips

258 posts

8 months

Tuesday 15th October
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amgmcqueen said:
Michael also had to spend many years working his way up the grid to be in a top team, rather than starting his career in the best car.
Say what?

How many races was it for Jordan before moving to Benetton?


Deesee

2,911 posts

29 months

Tuesday 15th October
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amgmcqueen said:
A bit pointless as there were far fewer races per season back in Schumi's day. Michael also had to spend many years working his way up the grid to be in a top team, rather than starting his career in the best car.
Wins vs Starts is the same regardless of races per season.

& his first full season was at Benetton where he subsequently won 2 championships in 4 yrs, hardly working his way up the grid.

Deesee

2,911 posts

29 months

Tuesday 15th October
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CustardOnChips said:
amgmcqueen said:
Michael also had to spend many years working his way up the grid to be in a top team, rather than starting his career in the best car.
Say what?

How many races was it for Jordan before moving to Benetton?
1991, I think he made it up to Eau rouge before the car broke, so 1 perhaps 2 corners in the Jordan!

MarkwG

1,979 posts

135 months

Tuesday 15th October
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amgmcqueen said:
Deesee said:
Nice little info graphic F1 have sent out today

https://twitter.com/F1/status/1184138871040290823?...

Lewis vs Michael
A bit pointless as there were far fewer races per season back in Schumi's day. Michael also had to spend many years working his way up the grid to be in a top team, rather than starting his career in the best car.
By "many years", you mean two & a third, yeah...? And by "working his way up" you mean one race in a Jordan, followed by driving the car that came 4th & then twice 3rd in the constructors championship...?

DS240

2,997 posts

164 months

Tuesday 15th October
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Now preaching about everyone going vegan... ‘only way to save the world’.

TheDeuce

3,136 posts

12 months

Tuesday 15th October
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DS240 said:
Now preaching about everyone going vegan... ‘only way to save the world’.
Excellent F1 driver, probably at least as good as any other. Sadly he also plays up to/gets obsessed with all things millennial! Whatever, no-ones perfect. I shall judge him only as an F1 driver.

It is difficult to ignore his recent hair style decision though. It appears to be a fringe of dreadlocks that he sweeps behind his ears, and a tussled bit at the back. I'm 99% sure he only re-invents his hair every few races to annoy people like me though smile

DS240

2,997 posts

164 months

Tuesday 15th October
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I just can’t imagine the struggles he must go through.

Must be awful being a successful formula one driver with millions in the bank and the ability to do anything you want in the world.

Chin up Lewis, keep fighting.

TheDeuce

3,136 posts

12 months

Tuesday 15th October
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DS240 said:


I just can’t imagine the struggles he must go through.

Must be awful being a successful formula one driver with millions in the bank and the ability to do anything you want in the world.

Chin up Lewis, keep fighting.
He could spend his fortune on a campaign to fix whatever is bothering him this week I guess. Probably cheaper and easier to just fire off a tweet though smile

In terms of equality and social responsibility (and technology always advancing and finding the means to fix the problems it caused in the past), I think things are now moving forwards faster than most people expected. We have people buying electric cars as if they're the latest must-have smart phone, multi-cultural and happy groups of kids playing together at school, a fervent fear of saying anything that could conceivably be construed as any form of 'ist' or 'ism'.. People are eating fishless fish and some st called courgetti (spaghetti - made form courgette). What more does Lewis want? Apparently not the end of internal combustion motor sport..

SmoothCriminal

2,583 posts

145 months

Tuesday 15th October
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See his vegan burgers have gone to his head.

This muppet always needs to give fuel to the fire of his detractors just shut up and drive.

These wkers going on like the worlds going to end jesus christ get a grip.

TheDeuce

3,136 posts

12 months

Tuesday 15th October
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SmoothCriminal said:
See his vegan burgers have gone to his head.

This muppet always needs to give fuel to the fire of his detractors just shut up and drive.

These wkers going on like the worlds going to end jesus christ get a grip.
I suppose another way to look at it is that he's capable of winning successive WDC's whilst worrying about the farming of cattle, his hair and what day next week the world will implode. That's a lot to carry upon your shoulders whilst adjusting brake balance and cornering at 2g at over 150mph.

Yet amazingly, he still finds the time to radio home about his tyres biggrin

GOATever

1,346 posts

13 months

Tuesday 15th October
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amgmcqueen said:
A bit pointless as there were far fewer races per season back in Schumi's day. Michael also had to spend many years working his way up the grid to be in a top team, rather than starting his career in the best car.
A point which is often overlooked.

paulguitar

3,518 posts

59 months

Tuesday 15th October
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GOATever said:
amgmcqueen said:
A bit pointless as there were far fewer races per season back in Schumi's day. Michael also had to spend many years working his way up the grid to be in a top team, rather than starting his career in the best car.
A point which is often overlooked.
And has been completely debunked above.