Lewis Hamilton

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CoolHands

11,484 posts

153 months

Monday 23rd March
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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

1,932 posts

101 months

Tuesday 24th March
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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

9,584 posts

237 months

Tuesday 24th March
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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

7,317 posts

24 months

Tuesday 24th March
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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

7,099 posts

119 months

Tuesday 24th March
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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

11,484 posts

153 months

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

TheDeuce

7,317 posts

24 months

Tuesday 24th March
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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

29,838 posts

186 months

Tuesday 24th March
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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

18,491 posts

118 months

Tuesday 24th March
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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

94 months

Monday 1st June
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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

1,777 posts

118 months

Monday 1st June
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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

7,317 posts

24 months

Monday 1st June
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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

3,814 posts

145 months

Monday 1st June
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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

7,317 posts

24 months

Monday 1st June
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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

94 months

Monday 1st June
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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.


housen

1,906 posts

150 months

Monday 1st June
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yeah hes gone cray


and lets just admit america is a st country and this stuff is the norm


doesn't make it right


but why is everyone surprised this is happening ? just because its classed as a 1st world country ?

glazbagun

10,981 posts

155 months

Monday 1st June
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TheDeuce said:
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.
The sport was in Bahrain the year after the state was killing protestors in the street and in Russia the same year they invaded Ukraine. F1 has always been pretty amoral.

TheDeuce

7,317 posts

24 months

Monday 1st June
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glazbagun said:
The sport was in Bahrain the year after the state was killing protestors in the street and in Russia the same year they invaded Ukraine. F1 has always been pretty amoral.
I think F1 is just focussed on racing. Which is fair enough.

Obviously like all outfits it 'could' it's influence in endless helpful ways, but imo it's nice when that happens, not a criticism if it doesn't though.


anonymous-user

12 months

Monday 1st June
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TheDeuce said:
glazbagun said:
The sport was in Bahrain the year after the state was killing protestors in the street and in Russia the same year they invaded Ukraine. F1 has always been pretty amoral.
I think F1 is just focussed on racing. Which is fair enough.

Obviously like all outfits it 'could' it's influence in endless helpful ways, but imo it's nice when that happens, not a criticism if it doesn't though.
No, F1’s focussed on the money. If it were the racing they were interested in they would never have gone or go to some of the places they do.

It’s always been the money.

As for Hamilton, does he really think the personalities involved have any influence? Most of the world have no idea who they are.

Muzzer79

3,814 posts

145 months

Monday 1st June
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TheDeuce said:
glazbagun said:
The sport was in Bahrain the year after the state was killing protestors in the street and in Russia the same year they invaded Ukraine. F1 has always been pretty amoral.
I think F1 is just focussed on racing. Which is fair enough.
roflrofl

Yeah, just racing - nothing else.

The lorry-loads of cash that Bahrain, Russia and various other dubious countries park at F1's door is not their focus at all.

After all, it's about the racing heritage of these countries and clearly choosing the most exciting tracks with the most fans......rolleyes


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