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Old 24th Sep 2020, 14:49
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I like Domenicali. It was a bad day for Ferrari when he left, 100% integrity and won't give them any quarter.

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Old 24th Sep 2020, 15:05
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I like Domenicali. It was a bad day for Ferrari when he left, 100% integrity and won't give them any quarter.
And he got on well with Ross!




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Old 26th Sep 2020, 09:39
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At the risk of being castigated again by moderators for even responding to 'political' posts, may I respectfully suggest to those who post them, that they start a thread like 'Lewis Hamilton, F1 Driver or Activist?' and leave this thread to talking about F1 racing?
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 09:44
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BBC are suggesting Mick Schumacher might get the drive with Alfa Romeo next year - if he wins the F2 championship.

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Mick Schumacher is doing everything right in F2 but it's the qualifying pace - that is what the biggest comparison is in Formula 1 and that's what he's going to have to work on if he does make the step up - which it look like he probably will.
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I think we'll see Mick Schumacher in an Alfa Romeo next year. He'll have to win the championship first - and they do have to make a decision Ferrari on what driver they promote, as it'll be hard for them to promote someone who's not first in the championship. Everyone is desperate to see Mick Schumacher in Formula 1, for obvious reasons
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 11:04
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Originally Posted by clareprop View Post
At the risk of being castigated again by moderators for even responding to 'political' posts, may I respectfully suggest to those who post them, that they start a thread like 'Lewis Hamilton, F1 Driver or Activist?' and leave this thread to talking about F1 racing?
Why?
if a F1 driver is using televised and newspaper coverage of the sport to air their political views, something that a lot of people feel is inappropriate, what is wrong with discussing their actions on a F1 forum?
after all, if you read back through the hundreds of pages, you will find many posts about the private lives of the drivers and F1 management so why should LH's actions be ignored?

Fair enough if he was keeping his views low key but he isn't. He is clearly publicising them at every possible opportunity including pre and post race interviews as well as the pre-race line up and when it gets as far as having the paint scheme of the cars changed, discussing it on this forum is IMO, reasonable.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 12:14
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Why?.
Suggest you ask the moderators... I agree with your sentiment, if not with your content, but apparently "political" posts aren't wanted here.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 15:23
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At the risk of being castigated again by moderators for even responding to 'political' posts,
Is it really a political post though?
Discussing the actual things that LH is campaigning against would indeed be political, but posting about choice of clothing isn't really political as such. (Just my opinion of course).
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 19:16
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Speaking of Lewis I muss say he again showed amazing composure and speed today. I don't know if I really timed his Q2 lap that precisely or if it was down to luck but he was just head and shoulders above everyone today.
And I am among the one annoyed by his somewhat silly activism. But credit where credit is due: what a driver!
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 19:21
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I don't know if I really timed his Q2 lap that precisely or if it was down to luck but he was just head and shoulders above everyone today.
Judging by the panicked radio calls, I think he was just winding up his engineer...

And how many Vettel mistakes is it now? Will he be any better in the Pink and British Racing Green?


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Old 26th Sep 2020, 19:27
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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post
Speaking of Lewis I muss say he again showed amazing composure and speed today. I don't know if I really timed his Q2 lap that precisely or if it was down to luck but he was just head and shoulders above everyone today.
And I am among the one annoyed by his somewhat silly activism. But credit where credit is due: what a driver!
I will admit to thinking during the Q2 red flag how awesome it would be if Hamilton didn't get out of Q2 (which he barely did) and had to start the race in the middle of the field so we could see some serious overtaking action from him. Italian Grand Prix was one of the best F1 races I've watched in a while.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 19:28
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Judging by the panicked radio calls, I think he was just winding up his engineer...

And how many Vettel mistakes is it now? Will he be any better in the Pink and British Racing Green?
Vettel is getting an early start this weekend. Normally he waits until the race to spin.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 19:31
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Judging by the panicked radio calls, I think he was just winding up his engineer...

And how many Vettel mistakes is it now? Will he be any better in the Pink and British Racing Green?
I agree that he knew exactly what he was doing. I have the F1 radio feed through F1TV and he and Bonnington had been talking through the options right up to the the last corner before the start. The only other person out there with the same level of 'calmness in the office' was Verstappen who, once again in my humble opinion, impresses.
Going to be a very interesting run to turn one tomorrow.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 20:52
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Going to be a very interesting run to turn one tomorrow.
Noticed that Lewis quite openly said he expects to be out-dragged off the start, being on the ropey side of the grid. Should be interesting indeed with Max splitting the Mercs.
But even if Max takes the lead, I don't think he'll be able to maintain it.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 21:26
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That would be great. He is of Maori ancestry, I believe.
With a name like that he would be - but anyway Lewis knows Croyden.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 21:59
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Originally Posted by clareprop View Post
At the risk of being castigated again by moderators for even responding to 'political' posts, may I respectfully suggest to those who post them, that they start a thread like 'Lewis Hamilton, F1 Driver or Activist?' and leave this thread to talking about F1 racing?
You've just stated why so many are turning off sports - especially in the US (NFL and NBA ratings are way down over last year). We look to sports to escape from the politics and worries of every day life, not to be constantly reminded of them.
Athletes ignore that at their peril - there is a very real risk they are going to kill their gold goose.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 22:16
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
You've just stated why so many are turning off sports - especially in the US (NFL and NBA ratings are way down over last year). We look to sports to escape from the politics and worries of every day life, not to be constantly reminded of them.
Athletes ignore that at their peril - there is a very real risk they are going to kill their gold goose.
are these the same athletes where we go "Tut, tut! They should be role models!"
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 23:28
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I was surprised that when there was a close call in the pits, the inconvenienced driver passed in the pits area(s). There was then some mention of his enthusiasm being lauded.

Could anyone see what caused the Ferrari to unstick? It seemed a fairly well measured lateral force but it let go as though on melting tyres.

Getting the aerofoil caused consternation. It did seemed rather a casual stroll to retrieve it.
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Old 27th Sep 2020, 01:28
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Lewis crossed the line with 1.5 seconds in hand to start his Q2 run.

For us mere mortals that seems like skin-of-the-teeth timing, but to his mind which is surely working in thousandths of a second, it must appear as a whole field of room.
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Old 27th Sep 2020, 06:54
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
You've just stated why so many are turning off sports - especially in the US (NFL and NBA ratings are way down over last year). We look to sports to escape from the politics and worries of every day life, not to be constantly reminded of them.
Athletes ignore that at their peril - there is a very real risk they are going to kill their gold goose.
Nothing to do with politics. The US public have finally wised up and realised that Gridiron and Basketball are rubbish! 😁

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Old 27th Sep 2020, 07:00
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Loose rivets, he took too much far side kerb so unsettling the car
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