Goodbye Fernando...

Goodbye Fernando...

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another 3 points

820 posts

138 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Got out while F1 was a still sport and not turned into entertainment.

Mr Pointy

3,408 posts

100 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Good riddance, there's no excusing what he did to McLaren & Ron. He reaped what he sowed though as he found no one other than Zak Brown wanted him anywhere near their team. He's the architect of his own downfall.

Derek Smith

33,181 posts

189 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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cb1965 said:
The lasting question is whether F1 is the worse for his absence and I think it will be sadly.
I think that's not a bad epitaph for his F1 career. The sport would have been the poorer for him not taking part.


Vaud

32,038 posts

96 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Smitters said:
Very classy - I agree.

Gary C

4,873 posts

120 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Mr Pointy said:
Good riddance, there's no excusing what he did to McLaren & Ron. He reaped what he sowed though as he found no one other than Zak Brown wanted him anywhere near their team. He's the architect of his own downfall.
Interesting, do tell.

Seriously, I would like to hear your view ?
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ash73

15,790 posts

162 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Salamura said:
Goodbye to the best F1 driver of a generation.
Indeed.

F1's loss is Indy car's gain hopefully, roll on his next Indy 500 attempt!

cb1965

3,000 posts

86 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Derek Smith said:
cb1965 said:
The lasting question is whether F1 is the worse for his absence and I think it will be sadly.
I think that's not a bad epitaph for his F1 career. The sport would have been the poorer for him not taking part.
Absolutely and I can't say that about every driver even if they are all far better than I.

Megaflow

6,682 posts

166 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Is it just me or are McLaren and Fred being very careful not to use the word retirement?

scratchchin

Vaud

32,038 posts

96 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Megaflow said:
Is it just me or are McLaren and Fred being very careful not to use the word retirement?

scratchchin
Because he isn't retiring from racing?

Or do you see an RB surprise coming?

ajprice

15,949 posts

137 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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bristolracer

2,823 posts

90 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Vaud said:
Or do you see an RB surprise coming?
He is 37
Only Ferrari or Mercedes could deliver another wdc. If they don't come up with a seat he may as well stay put.
Adios Fred, great racer,, would be good to see you have a proper crack at the triple crown.

E30M3ZONE

50 posts

44 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Great great driver. Good riddance.

tintopracer

130 posts

108 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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I'll miss his passion, his enthusiasm and his love for F1. At times he's done crazy things which have enthralled us and at other times he's done crazy things which sully a sport I love. It's part of making it to the top that makes so many drivers selfish, arrogant sons of bhes. I don't know what motivated him to go back to McLaren, whether it was the money or seeking redemption or simply that he would as so cocky he thought he was the only driver able to turn them around.
He deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Schumacher, Vettel and Hamilton as a great driver of the era he raced in.

Megaflow

6,682 posts

166 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Vaud said:
Megaflow said:
Is it just me or are McLaren and Fred being very careful not to use the word retirement?

scratchchin
Because he isn't retiring from racing?

Or do you see an RB surprise coming?
Not sure. Every other driver retires from F1, even if they are going to race other things.

Superbad

219 posts

122 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Mr Pointy said:
Good riddance, there's no excusing what he did to McLaren & Ron. He reaped what he sowed though as he found no one other than Zak Brown wanted him anywhere near their team. He's the architect of his own downfall.
Ron Dennis didn’t want him near the team but brought him back to McLaren in 2015?

thegreenhell

5,470 posts

160 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Vaud said:
Megaflow said:
Is it just me or are McLaren and Fred being very careful not to use the word retirement?

scratchchin
Because he isn't retiring from racing?

Or do you see an RB surprise coming?
In his statement he said he'd love to come back to a competitive McLaren in F1. He only said he wouldn't be racing in F1 in 2019.

thegreenhell

5,470 posts

160 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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another 3 points said:
Got out while F1 was a still sport and not turned into entertainment.
LOL

Rich_W

10,116 posts

153 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Smitters said:
https://twitter.com/alo_oficial

Quite a classy way to do it on Twitter I thought.
Whose doing the bloody voice over? Its not him, or if it is, it's been through a voice changer! laugh

Dr Murdoch

2,422 posts

76 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Salamura said:
Goodbye to the best F1 driver of a generation. Immensely talented and quick, he could and should have won more races and championships, but for a number of reasons, some external, some due to himself, and some just pure bad luck, 2 WDC is what he'll stay in history with. A living proof, if you ever needed one, that numbers don't tell the whole story...
+1 well said.

F1 poorer without him

BaronVonVaderham

1,940 posts

88 months

Tuesday 14th August 2018
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Adios Fernando, you are one of the best!

F1 will be poorer as a result of him not driving.

I honestly believe that if the current crop of F1 drivers were given indentical cars he would be be winning most of the races.