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Exige77

4,338 posts

141 months

Monday 10th February
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If it looks fast !!

TheDeuce

4,217 posts

16 months

Monday 10th February
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sgtBerbatov said:
TheDeuce said:
ajprice said:


Screenshot of the YouTube, better images are on the social medias now
I know the red is for INEOS, but I quite like the fact the 2020 Mercedes now has a red 'cap'. Niki would approve.
I think that's more by design than chance, for that very reason.
I expect so smile


TheDeuce

4,217 posts

16 months

Monday 10th February
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davidd said:
I appreciate these things are amazing but what a load of faff those wings, winglets, flaps etc are..
Roll on 2021
That's the 2019 car - with the 2020 livery. The 2020 car when revealed, will have even more faff no doubt wink

Deesee

3,455 posts

33 months

Monday 10th February
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Here’s some high res images

https://m.imgur.com/a/tJNpu0c

&

The tada moment

https://streamable.com/jfhtd

The car is a W09 with last yrs front wing.

And totos new mate, that’s the UK’s Richest Man (+20 billion USD, whose main company has a 80 billion annual turnover), so that’s the budget secured then....


TheDeuce

4,217 posts

16 months

Monday 10th February
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Deesee said:
Here’s some high res images

https://m.imgur.com/a/tJNpu0c

&

The tada moment

https://streamable.com/jfhtd

The car is a W09 with last yrs front wing.

And totos new mate, that’s the UK’s Richest Man (+20 billion USD, whose main company has a 80 billion annual turnover), so that’s the budget secured then....
Indeed that's one hell of a sponsor, connected perfectly to the world of sport. I think Jim came over as someone who really is aligned to how Mercedes do things too - expect he'll get dragged in to the sport and become a regular face at races. He spoke as someone with very little F1 knowledge but also a genuine appreciation for what he has seen so far.

The lure of Mercedes/Toto... Money hasn't been a problem for years - the only problem they have these days is deciding whose to take. I think INEOS was a good choice.

Deesee

3,455 posts

33 months

Monday 10th February
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TheDeuce said:
Deesee said:
Here’s some high res images

https://m.imgur.com/a/tJNpu0c

&

The tada moment

https://streamable.com/jfhtd

The car is a W09 with last yrs front wing.

And totos new mate, that’s the UK’s Richest Man (+20 billion USD, whose main company has a 80 billion annual turnover), so that’s the budget secured then....
Indeed that's one hell of a sponsor, connected perfectly to the world of sport. I think Jim came over as someone who really is aligned to how Mercedes do things too - expect he'll get dragged in to the sport and become a regular face at races. He spoke as someone with very little F1 knowledge but also a genuine appreciation for what he has seen so far.

The lure of Mercedes/Toto... Money hasn't been a problem for years - the only problem they have these days is deciding whose to take. I think INEOS was a good choice.
Ineos, have purchased a couple of football teams, team SKY (bikes), and I think an America’s Cup boat & spot.

Merc F1 ltd are profitable but not quite self funding in terms of cash flows, this is almost a statement of intent. I’m sure a bigger gin palace is in order for the upcoming entertaining...

TheDeuce

4,217 posts

16 months

Monday 10th February
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Deesee said:
Ineos, have purchased a couple of football teams, team SKY (bikes), and I think an America’s Cup boat & spot.

Merc F1 ltd are profitable but not quite self funding in terms of cash flows, this is almost a statement of intent. I’m sure a bigger gin palace is in order for the upcoming entertaining...
It hasn't escaped my attention that Toto's new best friend has the money and the track record to buy sports teams...


Deesee

3,455 posts

33 months

Monday 10th February
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TheDeuce said:
It hasn't escaped my attention that Toto's new best friend boss has the money and the track record to buy sports teams...
hehe would not surprise me if he bought Nikis shares.

TheDeuce

4,217 posts

16 months

Monday 10th February
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Deesee said:
TheDeuce said:
It hasn't escaped my attention that Toto's new best friend boss has the money and the track record to buy sports teams...
hehe would not surprise me if he bought Nikis shares.
I think Toto would be the boss and whoever backed his potential ownership of a team would want him to lead it. He's proven to be very effective... Also Toto himself is the best person to lead a team buyout on the basis that he's the only person on the planet that can guarantee he'll stay at the team once it's changed hands wink

All conjecture of course, but it's the out season, this is the correct time for conjecture smile




StevieBee

8,360 posts

205 months

Monday 10th February
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TheDeuce said:
I think INEOS was a good choice.
Just been having a read up on them. A good company doing good things with good people. And British.

More of these and less of the Rich Energy nonsense me thinks. Though there's not many Ineos' out there so fair play to Mercedes for bagging them.

TheDeuce

4,217 posts

16 months

Monday 10th February
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StevieBee said:
Just been having a read up on them. A good company doing good things with good people. And British.

More of these and less of the Rich Energy nonsense me thinks. Though there's not many Ineos' out there so fair play to Mercedes for bagging them.
That's the point I guess - Mercedes aren't searching for sponsors so much as choosing their ideal sponsors from a pool of companies waving notes at them!

As for rich energy... I don't think they should be the bar by which other sponsors are judged! biggrin

StevieBee

8,360 posts

205 months

Monday 10th February
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TheDeuce said:
[As for rich energy... I don't think they should be the bar by which other sponsors are judged! biggrin
They're not even at the bar at which most sponsors drink!



Eeeeyyyythangyou! biggrin


sparta6

1,474 posts

50 months

Tuesday 11th February
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StevieBee said:
Just been having a read up on them. A good company doing good things with good people. And British.
And now a German brand in the kit bag

TheDeuce

4,217 posts

16 months

Nothing radical from Mercedes - but I think we can be assured the changes made will be well judged and the extra tightening of already stupidly tight is impressive.

This seems to be the season of sidepod tweakery for quite a few teams.