Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

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Munka01

406 posts

99 months

Friday 31st July
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jsf said:
Munka01 said:
If you had over $100m in the bank I very much doubt you would still be flying in economy on Ryanair to Benidorm for your holiday's. If you are earning that sort of money you are clearly not going to living a 'normal' life.
I know guys with 10 x that amount who fly economy around Europe. If you didn't know them you wouldn't have a clue they were worth billions.

The ones with proper wealth tend to spend money building new wings at their old university and establishing mentoring programmes, doing something really positive for their old town.

He really would benefit from a better PR manager based on the reactions he generates with his regular screw ups, like the recent antivax post.

He is undoubtedly the best racing driver of his generation and is great to watch work.

He hasn't worked out fully the win friends and influence people thing yet. It's going to be interesting to see how he takes that forward when he retires from driving. Will he disappear or will he do something really interesting and beneficial? Only time will tell.
So based on you knowing a few billionaires (sure this is true), you have come to the conclusion that you know how all wealthy people operate and spend their money? I must have missed the news where it was announced that all wealthy sport people are doing this and Lewis isn't.

Why does he need to win friends and influence people? Is that going to win him races which is what he is paid to do?

And why the hell does he need to do something interesting and beneficial when he retires and why is that an issue for you? are you waiting for Wayne Rooney to open an orphanage next year?

Once he retires I will expect nothing more from him, the same as I do for all sports people I follow.

If he was a politician then yes I would be worried about his opinions and actions but he is a racing driver, so I am only concerned with what he does on a Saturday and Sunday sitting in the car.

paulguitar

8,695 posts

73 months

Friday 31st July
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DeltonaS said:
It's very, very clear that Lewis Hamilton is a great driver, the question is how great of a driver he really is.

The current engine format doesn't really answer that question IMO.
Have a look at his career prior to F1, in equal machinery.

That should give you an answer that will help you to understand why the team managers, other drivers, and retired drivers don't have the same doubts you do.




paulguitar

8,695 posts

73 months

Friday 31st July
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jsf said:
He hasn't worked out fully the win friends and influence people thing yet.
Well, not you, clearly.




LaurasOtherHalf

18,457 posts

156 months

Friday 31st July
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Every time I see this thread pop up I think “Christ, what’s he done this time?”!

He’s a man-child, typical of many elite professionals who’ve lost their childhood to the pursuit of excellence.

He comes out with a load of old bks at times, seems to need constant attention and reassurance-a shrink could have a field day with him!

But compare him to the happy go lucky, well adjusted and thoroughly nice bloke that is jenson button. What did he ever do? Won a few races and lucked into a one off championship never to be in contention ever again.

To be the best you need to go through so much st I think weirdness is a natural byproduct I’m afraid. Normal life just doesn’t cut it.

He’s by far the best though, in a class of one at the moment and has been for the last god knows how long. The sad thing is that when you hear him speak passionately about something he’s engaging, articulate, thoughtful and considerate.

Just don’t mention princess diana poems hehe

Scrump

11,177 posts

118 months

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