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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by horgantrevor, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. keefysher

    keefysher Senior Member

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    Being on a marque specific forum does not automatically tie one to supporting the associated F1 team, wherever did you get that idea? Your views are just that, yours. No worries :geek::rolleyes::D:cool:

    As you will learn, we are a broad church on here in so many areas of life and MB ownership.

    I wear a range of hats, team shirts, jackets etc from down the decades of supporting Frank and Patrick since I had an interest in motorsport. Must dig out my original Rothmans rally coat for the next GP highlights on the telly. :D:D:cool:

    F1 aint wot it was like attending my 1st Singapore GP as a kid in the 60s :D:cool: Or asking a certain Finn who he was shagging at Silverstone one year, on the meet the driver saturday evening event. How times have changed ;):cool:

    Did once blag a helicopter ride to follow Louise Aitken-Walker on the Western Australia rally. Must dig out the video I took :D
     
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    For any F1 team, if you have a driver who is leading the championship, you have to at some point make a decision that you are going to promote that driver over his team-mate - you want to win the championship! Tactics used to frustrate other teams are part of the "game". And I don't see anything wrong with it.
     
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    100% agree and manners maketh man, you should thank your number two for the sacrifices they have made and once the championship is won, then take off the shackles and let each driver race. How many times has hamilton lost races once he has won that year's championship?

    Don't get me wrong, the man has talent, but he needs taking behind the bicycle shed and taught some manners.

    I hate to say it but as a boy I used to watch Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori... :) When Formula one was dangerous and the drivers got paid peanuts, but the fringe benefits......... :)

    I lived in Bourne when BRM was at its height of success, a barn with bats but what a bunch of mechanics.
     
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    Six in a row! Mercedes champions again! Great drive from Valtteri Bottas!
     
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    Absolutely. Brilliant race!!!



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    Yeah it was a decent race for a change - bit surprised at the Mercedes change from one stop to two for LH , the graphic with 13 laps to go suggested he had 20 laps left in those mediums , suspect he might have held on for the win.
    That said I think it was the safe play to preserve the win and title clinching constructors points ...
     
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    Hence why Lewis was a bit miffed!!!



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    Certainly was Robbie, sounded even more whingey than Le Clerc was in previous races !:D
     
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    And i loved the comment made by the Sky person who said he’s only happy when he wins. Well yeh, aren’t all F1 drivers the same?!!
    By the way I worked in Formula one for 6 months ish back in 2006 when David Coulthard was with Red Bull. I was working for a communications company and we were supplying the comms gear for them plus three other teams. I was asked to go support our gear at a couple of the races. My reply was ‘try stopping me!!!’
    So i also met Christian Horner and Jonathon Wheatley the team manager. Plus i nearly knocked Michael Schumacher flying as i raced out of the room we were in to deal with something and he was using the red bull garage as a walk through to the toilets.
    Mr Button was also in Williams at the time and we nearly bumped into Leo Sayer at the Melbourne circuit.
    So i was at Bahrain, Malaysia, Melbourne and then Monza. I was recalled after that. So it was a couple of months not 6.



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    Well done Mercedes :) - 6 in a row!!!
     
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    Pretty hard for him not to!
     
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    Think he'd have to revert to his Filipe-ramming years for him to throw it away that badly!
     
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    Would you folks kindly not mention the result until the afternoon of tomorrow in order I may watch the highlights on catch up in the morning. I refuse to give anything to Murdoch and prefer the free coverage.

    Thanks muchly :cool::D
     
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    Was trying to do the same, but Chris Harris dropped the result on me... Damn him! :rolleyes:
     
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    Or you could avoid reading the forums.........o_O
     
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