Lewis Hamilton

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Teppic

5,717 posts

220 months

Thursday 12th March 2020
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Joe5y said:
HighwayStar said:
Oh yes it has wink
Where has this been reported?
So far only on the BBC. Nowhere else as yet.

Pebbles167

2,488 posts

115 months

Thursday 12th March 2020
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BBC say two F1 officials told them it was off, Sky say one Team Principal confirms it is still on after an FIA meeting he was at. Cant tell who's info is more recent.

No way of knowing until we hear from the FIA or F1.

garyhun

30,376 posts

191 months

Thursday 12th March 2020
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Pebbles167 said:
BBC say two F1 officials told them it was off, Sky say one Team Principal confirms it is still on after an FIA meeting he was at. Cant tell who's info is more recent.

No way of knowing until we hear from the FIA or F1.
I think the F1 meeting was 45 mins ago and the BBC stuff is abut 11 mins ago. Still doesn't really help us smile

p1stonhead

24,640 posts

130 months

Thursday 12th March 2020
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It’s off then. Sensible choice.

paulw123

1,477 posts

153 months

Thursday 12th March 2020
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Correct decision. Now everyone can go and get corona virus somewhere else...

CoolHands

12,172 posts

158 months

Monday 23rd March 2020
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Is Lewis done for? Another year older. The other teams have a huge amount of time to catch merc up, merc might bail out. F1 might not restart in its current guise for all we know. Also his motivation could waiver - psyched up for this year in training then it all gets taken away.

I reckon he’s had it and the records won’t be broken.

paua

2,133 posts

106 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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CoolHands said:
Is Lewis done for? Another year older. The other teams have a huge amount of time to catch merc up, merc might bail out. F1 might not restart in its current guise for all we know. Also his motivation could waiver - psyched up for this year in training then it all gets taken away.

I reckon he’s had it and the records won’t be broken.
Speculation - who the hell knows?
His isolation is likely to be more comfortable than yours or mine - and good luck to him.

swisstoni

10,361 posts

242 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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paua said:
CoolHands said:
Is Lewis done for? Another year older. The other teams have a huge amount of time to catch merc up, merc might bail out. F1 might not restart in its current guise for all we know. Also his motivation could waiver - psyched up for this year in training then it all gets taken away.

I reckon he’s had it and the records won’t be broken.
Speculation - who the hell knows?
His isolation is likely to be more comfortable than yours or mine - and good luck to him.
He’s likely to be hungrier than ever.
Always happy to race anyone in anything.

TheDeuce

8,511 posts

29 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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paua said:
Speculation - who the hell knows?
His isolation is likely to be more comfortable than yours or mine - and good luck to him.
He just has to decide which is his 'main home' first wink




epom

7,433 posts

124 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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CoolHands said:
Is Lewis done for? Another year older. The other teams have a huge amount of time to catch merc up, merc might bail out. F1 might not restart in its current guise for all we know. Also his motivation could waiver - psyched up for this year in training then it all gets taken away.

I reckon he’s had it and the records won’t be broken.
Clickbait much smile

CoolHands

12,172 posts

158 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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Clickbait but I genuinely believe this could screw up the roll he was on. That’s pretty major

TheDeuce

8,511 posts

29 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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CoolHands said:
Clickbait but I genuinely believe this could screw up the roll he was on. That’s pretty major
I've thought and said the same. If it transpires that he never gets as good of a chance as he would have had this year, that'll be pretty crushing for him no doubt.

But in the end, there is a degree of good fortune in all aspects of F1 and life in general. He's had some races and arguably championships that were swung his way by good fortune in addition to his own very hard work of course. By the same token, like any other driver he must expect sometimes fortune will work against him.


garyhun

30,376 posts

191 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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CoolHands said:
Clickbait but I genuinely believe this could screw up the roll he was on. That’s pretty major
Not a chance. Once normality returns ALL the drivers will be hungry and for Lewis it will be a return to business as usual.

edit for speeling and punktuashon errors.


Edited by garyhun on Tuesday 24th March 13:03

HustleRussell

18,909 posts

123 months

Tuesday 24th March 2020
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Hamilton's success depends on the performance of his team as ever. Judging by pre-season testing he shouldn't give up hope just yet!

Anyway he's 35 years old so if Schumi's records are what he's after (a suggestion he has always denied) then he has time.

The postponement of the 2021 regulations removes a risk, too- you wouldn't bet against Mercedes to build a great racing car but the current regs are running another year and unless Red Bull are right on top of Mercedes that extends Hamilton's window of opportunity too.

Jonesy23

4,650 posts

99 months

Monday 1st June 2020
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I think lockdown has been messing with his head a bit:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/01/lewis-...

I'm not exactly sure what he expects a load of people who don't live or work in the US or have anything to do with the events to come out and say?


BrettMRC

1,937 posts

123 months

Monday 1st June 2020
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Jonesy23 said:
I think lockdown has been messing with his head a bit:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/01/lewis-...

I'm not exactly sure what he expects a load of people who don't live or work in the US or have anything to do with the events to come out and say?
Or he could just be disgusted by the whole thing, and might have expected some similar sentiments from his peers?

TheDeuce

8,511 posts

29 months

Monday 1st June 2020
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Jonesy23 said:
I think lockdown has been messing with his head a bit:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/01/lewis-...

I'm not exactly sure what he expects a load of people who don't live or work in the US or have anything to do with the events to come out and say?
Jeez... For years stars have been criticised for what they do say, now he's complaining about what they don't say!?

Seems unreasonable to claim everyone else is a racist just because they haven't publicly commented on the death of a specific black person.

Lewis must just be very bored. Roll on Austria..

Muzzer79

4,350 posts

150 months

Monday 1st June 2020
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Jonesy23 said:
I think lockdown has been messing with his head a bit:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/01/lewis-...

I'm not exactly sure what he expects a load of people who don't live or work in the US or have anything to do with the events to come out and say?
This is not a US-only problem, it's a world-wide problem.

Even having nothing to do with the events, he's expecting his peers, his colleagues, people who have influence and are respected by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to use that influence to condemn the events and be part of the effort for change.

He is pointing out that by staying silent, the sport is not speaking out against what happened.

So, I disagree that "lockdown has been messing with his head"

TheDeuce

8,511 posts

29 months

Monday 1st June 2020
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Muzzer79 said:
This is not a US-only problem, it's a world-wide problem.

Even having nothing to do with the events, he's expecting his peers, his colleagues, people who have influence and are respected by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to use that influence to condemn the events and be part of the effort for change.

He is pointing out that by staying silent, the sport is not speaking out against what happened.

So, I disagree that "lockdown has been messing with his head"
I don't disagree with any of that.. but to imply people are racist just for not going out of their way to say the right thing is a bit strong imo.


Jonesy23

4,650 posts

99 months

Monday 1st June 2020
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It might have had a bit more weight if Lewis himself had come out with a nice straightforward statement first, then 24 hours later piped up when if no-one else had. Though I don't see why they would as it'd just be bandwagon jumping to start talking about a thing you have no connection to.

To leap straight into a general rant is a bit much, and he never does his race arguments when his head is completely straight.


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