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thegreenhell

8,665 posts

185 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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And now there's a few million extra in prize money for the team.

Sandpit Steve

3,035 posts

40 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!

CanAm

6,906 posts

238 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad

HustleRussell

19,390 posts

126 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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CanAm said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad
So don’t visit the F1 subforum headache

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

12,756 posts

61 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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I'm going to sound awful, but I find it hard to get excited about McLaren these days. They were 'my' team when I got into F1, then the golden period I remember from my 20s with Hakkinen battling Schumacher. The team felt from the outside like the personifications of Ron.

Now, to me at least, it feels like it has no soul or identity or connection to the thing I remember.

I don't wish them to do badly, but I wouldn't view their future success as being connected with their past any more than I would Aston Martin winning next year and connecting it with Jordon.

CanAm

6,906 posts

238 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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HustleRussell said:
So don’t visit the F1 subforum headache
I know, I know! But it popped up under My Stuff on my phone which doesn't show the sub forum and I thought it was the road cars. At least all I know is that McLaren got a fair number of points more than Racing Point. I'm switching off now!

Petrus1983

4,882 posts

128 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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HustleRussell said:
CanAm said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad
So don’t visit the F1 subforum headache
Absolutely - 2 drivers on the podium - wow.

jester

HustleRussell

19,390 posts

126 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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CanAm said:
HustleRussell said:
So don’t visit the F1 subforum headache
I know, I know! But it popped up under My Stuff on my phone which doesn't show the sub forum and I thought it was the road cars. At least all I know is that McLaren got a fair number of points more than Racing Point. I'm switching off now!
You’re still doing it! hehe

vulture1

8,639 posts

145 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Petrus1983 said:
HustleRussell said:
CanAm said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad
So don’t visit the F1 subforum headache
Absolutely - 2 drivers on the podium - wow.

jester
yep just a shame haas gave marzipan a run out over schu jnr and he lucks into a unbelievably well timed safety car for the win

Nampahc Niloc

798 posts

44 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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vulture1 said:
Petrus1983 said:
HustleRussell said:
CanAm said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad
So don’t visit the F1 subforum headache
Absolutely - 2 drivers on the podium - wow.

jester
yep just a shame haas gave marzipan a run out over schu jnr and he lucks into a unbelievably well timed safety car for the win
This is the McLaren post, stay on topic. Why are we not talking about Lando crossing the line with only 3 wheels left on?

jsf

22,697 posts

202 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Nampahc Niloc said:
This is the McLaren post, stay on topic. Why are we not talking about Lando crossing the line with only 3 wheels left on?
How can you not mention Sainz winning stuck in reverse?

Sandpit Steve

3,035 posts

40 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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CanAm said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad
Sorry!

garyhun

30,830 posts

194 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Sandpit Steve said:
CanAm said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad
Sorry!
It’s CanAm’s fault, not yours!

I’ve stayed away from all social media and news sources all day to watch the highlights. All it needs is some self control that CanAm obviously does not possess biggrin

Piginapoke

1,973 posts

151 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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garyhun said:
Sandpit Steve said:
CanAm said:
Sandpit Steve said:
Awesome job all season, and a very well-deserved third in the championship!
bks! I've been trying to avoid all mention of the GP until it's on Ch4 mad
Sorry!
It’s CanAm’s fault, not yours!

I’ve stayed away from all social media and news sources all day to watch the highlights. All it needs is some self control that CanAm obviously does not possess biggrin
I thought it was touching the way they let Zak drive the last lap

jsf

22,697 posts

202 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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Piginapoke said:
I thought it was touching the way they let Zak drive the last lap
That must have been a cracking diet. biggrin I wore his overalls a few years ago, bit baggy. eeklaugh

CanAm

6,906 posts

238 months

Sunday 13th December 2020
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You're all very naughty boys !!

But having cocked up once, I stayed well away until I'd watched the repeat. biggrin

Good result for the team thumbup

spikyone

621 posts

66 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
I'm going to sound awful, but I find it hard to get excited about McLaren these days. They were 'my' team when I got into F1, then the golden period I remember from my 20s with Hakkinen battling Schumacher. The team felt from the outside like the personifications of Ron.

Now, to me at least, it feels like it has no soul or identity or connection to the thing I remember.

I don't wish them to do badly, but I wouldn't view their future success as being connected with their past any more than I would Aston Martin winning next year and connecting it with Jordon.
Crikey. Ron Dennis era having soul? He was the guy who insisted all the offices at Woking were painted grey! That era, to me - throughout the Dennis years, which I grew up with - the team were cold and clinical. Even when Senna drove for McLaren I could never root for them.

The current team is very different from that I'll grant you - it seems a far warmer place, and the "bromance" between Norris and Sainz (and Norris and anyone else in F1 for that matter) has made it a much more likeable, relatable team. I can't imagine them employing guys like Norris and Danny Ric in Dennis's years, he would've had a heart attack with that sort of public image...

Exige77

6,229 posts

157 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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spikyone said:
RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
I'm going to sound awful, but I find it hard to get excited about McLaren these days. They were 'my' team when I got into F1, then the golden period I remember from my 20s with Hakkinen battling Schumacher. The team felt from the outside like the personifications of Ron.

Now, to me at least, it feels like it has no soul or identity or connection to the thing I remember.

I don't wish them to do badly, but I wouldn't view their future success as being connected with their past any more than I would Aston Martin winning next year and connecting it with Jordon.
Crikey. Ron Dennis era having soul? He was the guy who insisted all the offices at Woking were painted grey! That era, to me - throughout the Dennis years, which I grew up with - the team were cold and clinical. Even when Senna drove for McLaren I could never root for them.

The current team is very different from that I'll grant you - it seems a far warmer place, and the "bromance" between Norris and Sainz (and Norris and anyone else in F1 for that matter) has made it a much more likeable, relatable team. I can't imagine them employing guys like Norris and Danny Ric in Dennis's years, he would've had a heart attack with that sort of public image...
The Ron Dennis era was a winning era.

The bromance years not so.

Ron brought a professionalism to the sport which has been widely copied by other teams. The Mercedes years are like a softer version of Ron’s vision.

No one is perfect but Ron contributed greatly to the modern F1.

The Ferrari passion is lovely but with the exception of the Schumacher years (mainly outsiders running the show) they haven’t been overly successful. The glory years are well and truly behind them.

HustleRussell

19,390 posts

126 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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Exige77 said:
The Ron Dennis era was a winning era.

The bromance years not so.
You mean the team achieved more between 1981 and 2016 than it did in 2019 and 2020? You don't say...

DanielSan

16,236 posts

133 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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HustleRussell said:
Exige77 said:
The Ron Dennis era was a winning era.

The bromance years not so.
You mean the team achieved more between 1981 and 2016 than it did in 2019 and 2020? You don't say...
And don't forget the end of the Ron era put Mclaren into the crap fest they've been in for the last few years bu wa ting the Honda engine and over valuing the sponsorship cash to such a degree they've not had a title sponsor