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

  1. s5tuart

    s5tuart Senior Member

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    If I was Toto I would seriously consider Vettel.
    I think the car would suit him a lot more than the red one.
    Of course, with two super egos I would have to hire a top name in man management and negotiation but I’d be sure to include some clauses in the contracts to make walking away from the seat financially ruinous.
    It would be a heck of a force to reckon with going forward with in 2021!
    That of course hinges on the question of MB carrying on in the sport with 1/2 the budget they were allowed this year!
     
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    They would be fools not to. I don't see a future past this season for V B unfortunately.
     
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    I've wanted to see Bottas do better, he a very likeable guy and definitely has the on-track ability to beat Lewis. Lewis just seems so strong mentally though – Nico retiring after beating him says a lot.
     
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    I would like to see VB stay and his talks with Renault are most likely a back up plan, in case Mercedes don't renew his contract.

    I've said it before, Stroll shouldn't be on the grid when there are better drivers out there who can't get a seat.
     
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    Nothing to do with skills, the right connections are the ticket. It's happened many times before :rolleyes:
     
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    Well todays the big day....finally get the 2020 season started!
    Its going to be a bit different what with no fans at the circuit, but I'm just happy to see it back.
    I am a massive Lewis Hamilton fan and have followed him since his rookie season in 2007, that he should have won!
    I will be rooting for the black car.......but well aware that Max has won at this circuit the past 2 years.

    I do not have Sky so have to make do with watching Ch.4's highlights programme, so hope spoilers are not posted until after this has aired.
     
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    +1 to no spoilers before 8pm both days please - for the same reason!
     
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    It's great to see the mighty new W11 in action!

    Go on Mercedes!
     
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    I agree in the lower formulas he did well, as a lot of the drivers do. But, they don't all shine in F1 as that is where they are ultimately tested (taking away their car's advantages/disadvantages).

    This season will be interesting as the pink Mercedes is virtually a W10 so a good car, see how it goes.

    Speaking of this season, WOW what a start. Mercedes have definitely hit the ground running.

    EDIT: I have edited the rest not include spoilers as requested, but you can't expect an F1 thread to talk about the day's events. Not everyone will read your post (I missed it) on not posting spoilers so I would try and keep out of the thread until later and social media of course if you use it.
     
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    Unfortunately with F1 coverage now no longer broadcast live on terrestrial tv, and not everybody has or is willing to pay for Sky.....I will avoid this thread till after I have seen it on Ch.4.....and yes Facebook too which has caught me out in the past!
    Its been on Ch.4 now though so all bets are off. :D

    Wow.....I was as surprised as Coulthard, Webber and Jones......where have Mercedes found half a second on such a short lap?? o_O
    Race day is always a different proposition though, but if that is just as convincing then it looks like Mercedes year yet again.
    Ok maybe a bit too early to say that.... :p
    I was impressed by Lando Norris getting his McLaren in 4th, he is a really nice likeable guy, and still only 20 years old.
     
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    Danny Ric is going to be smiling even wider :D
     
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    Well done Valtteri but watch out tomorrow when the hammer gets going!
     
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    it will be interesting to see if RB can outfox MB on strategy, with verstappen starting on the mediums
     
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    I have a borrowed Sky Go on my iPad so watched it live....interesting day
     
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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Not his (LH's) best day at the office.
     
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    So brilliant of Lando.

    Let's hope it's the first of many podiums.
     
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    A bit of a harsh penalty for Lewis in my opinion.
    And why MB didn’t make Lewis and Valtteri swap places and get two podiums is an odd one!
     
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    He is brilliant, his final lap to get "Fastest Lap" and get under the 5 secs he needed was amazing
     
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