Lewis Hamilton (Vol. 2)

Lewis Hamilton (Vol. 2)

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MustangGT

9,488 posts

260 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Register1 said:
Seems like TW wants LH gone
Just a matter of time now.
Liability.
Whatever you are on, I want some!

paulguitar

16,686 posts

93 months

Wednesday 27th July
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MustangGT said:
Register1 said:
Seems like TW wants LH gone
Just a matter of time now.
Liability.
Whatever you are on, I want some!
Year, even though it was presumably posted when drunk, utterly bizarre. silly

Muzzer79

6,661 posts

167 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Register1 said:
Seems like TW wants LH gone
Just a matter of time now.
Liability.
Can we all just post random rubbish that doesn't make any sense, or is this privilege just reserved for you?

General Price

4,244 posts

163 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Muzzer79 said:
Can we all just post random rubbish that doesn't make any sense, or is this privilege just reserved for you?
Mercedes are getting Ferrari engines and Red Bulls floors for the next race.

My mate Daz told me and he knows because his sister went out with a lad who used to work at Silverstone.

Dr Interceptor

6,945 posts

176 months

Wednesday 27th July
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My mate Del just sold a pair of Ferrari 2019 fuel pumps down the Nags Head to this geezer called Toto for a score!

CoolHands

15,634 posts

175 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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LH has officially bought into the The Denver Broncos (part of the “ownership group”). I seem to recall this was spoken about some time ago (maybe on here?). Is it just a place to park money ie purely an investment vehicle although (rich people) might claim otherwise?

https://mobile.twitter.com/JoePompliano/status/155...

GCH

3,631 posts

182 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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CoolHands said:
LH has officially bought into the The Denver Broncos (part of the “ownership group”). I seem to recall this was spoken about some time ago (maybe on here?). Is it just a place to park money ie purely an investment vehicle although (rich people) might claim otherwise?

https://mobile.twitter.com/JoePompliano/status/155...
Much like charitable donations that can be written off at tax time, sports team ownership brings tax benefits.
Ownership of teams (and the associated players contracts, stadiums, rights, etc) in the majority of cases here are considered “intangible assets” and can be written-off over a 15-year period.

RDMcG

17,650 posts

187 months

Wednesday 3rd August
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GCH said:
Much like charitable donations that can be written off at tax time, sports team ownership brings tax benefits.
Ownership of teams (and the associated players contracts, stadiums, rights, etc) in the majority of cases here are considered “intangible assets” and can be written-off over a 15-year period.
This is quite a well-placed group and the tab is $4.5 billion of the team. Rob Walton of Walmart has personally put up $1.5 billion, so I would expect they will want a significant return.

glazbagun

12,888 posts

177 months

Sunday 7th August
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Does Lewis own any of the Merc team? I recall there were some speedbumps as he and Toto were negotiating their current contracts.

Pflanzgarten

780 posts

5 months

InformationSuperHighway

4,714 posts

164 months

Wednesday 10th August
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Pflanzgarten said:
Fantastic, we will really miss him when he’s gone.

ch37

9,214 posts

201 months

Wednesday 10th August
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Pflanzgarten said:
It's a great interview, typical though that from that entire interview the takeaway for most media outlets is 'Hamilton turns down role in Top Gun'.

mattyn1

5,056 posts

135 months

Wednesday 10th August
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ch37 said:
Pflanzgarten said:
It's a great interview, typical though that from that entire interview the takeaway for most media outlets is 'Hamilton turns down role in Top Gun'.




Edited by mattyn1 on Wednesday 10th August 06:29

Digga

36,360 posts

263 months

Wednesday 10th August
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InformationSuperHighway said:
Pflanzgarten said:
Fantastic, we will really miss him when he’s gone.
I agree, but he’s got plenty of F1 in him yet and then there’s whatever is next.

I though he was extremely honest about himself there. I get his drive to help disadvantaged drivers into the sport. I just hope he means disadvantaged by race, sex and also class. To my mind there’s a lot of talent goes to waste for lack of opportunity.

Big Hammett

12 posts

46 months

Friday 12th August
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What, you mean kids who AREN'T the offspring of millionaires and billionaires can compete in F1? If you look at football, which has probably the greatest talent pool of any sport to pick from, how many top flight players are the offspring of other top flight players. In F1, it seems the most secure route in.

Durzel

11,369 posts

148 months

Friday 12th August
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Well, Formula 1 is the equivalent of a single team in the Premier League, like Formula 2 is the equivalent of one team in the Championship, etc, so the analogy doesn't really work in my opinion.

When you've got however many drivers up and down the country (and worldwide) competing to get into that one "team", you bet money is going to play a part.

ch37

9,214 posts

201 months

Friday 12th August
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Big Hammett said:
What, you mean kids who AREN'T the offspring of millionaires and billionaires can compete in F1? If you look at football, which has probably the greatest talent pool of any sport to pick from, how many top flight players are the offspring of other top flight players. In F1, it seems the most secure route in.
Wealthy, time-rich parents with extensive sponsorship connections and industry contacts and a reasonable chance of bringing up a child heavily interested in motorsport.

Swap motorsport for football and that still works. Whilst not motorsport levels of costs, the commitment from parents to support them to that level is pretty extensive and beyond many unless they are the 0.0001% who already appear to be truly special. My nephew is on the books of a Championship club, it's all consuming in terms of costs and particuarly time (particuarly here in the South West, where everything is far away!) I'd be interested to know how many professional footballers are from rural areas.

Opportunities to drive karts are vanishingly small for the majority of the population, but I don't think it's unreasonable for somebody to want to try and bring under-represented people into motorsport.

mat205125

16,682 posts

193 months

Friday 12th August
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General Price said:
Muzzer79 said:
Can we all just post random rubbish that doesn't make any sense, or is this privilege just reserved for you?
Mercedes are getting Ferrari engines and Red Bulls floors for the next race.

My mate Daz told me and he knows because his sister went out with a lad who used to work at Silverstone.
Them guys who sell the programmes are 100% gospel, as they are the closest people to motorsport other than the drivers in the cars.

Just like, you always get the best tips at the horse racing from the bloke behind the bar in the VIP area