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      waltonl4
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4850: Jun 30, 2019 07:10:35 pm
      Lewis is a Mercedes man end off unless some other team has a faster Car to offer him then he would be off like a shot he wants to win GP's if its with Mercedes great if not he would be off.
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      Reply #4851: Jun 30, 2019 07:25:48 pm
      Would love to see Lewis in a Ferrari. It is the ultimate ambition for any f1 driver and what with the failures of Alonso and Vettel (unless he can stage a remarkable upturn in fortune next season) the glory obtained by the driver who cements the Scuderia's position back at the top of the sport will be the sweetest.

      But I feel that the moment has gone for him. Ideally they'd have liked him a few years ago when he was a bit younger. They'll want a driver who is about to enter his peak and could feasibly last there for a decade or so in the vain of Schumacher in the mid 90s. Verstappen should be their man for the future.

      Probably best for Lewis to see out his career at Mercedes.

      p.s - good to see Max keep his win today. Would have been a almighty hammer to the nail in the coffin of this sport if he'd had it taken away from him. Same cu*ts complaining about that are the same cu*ts who moaned about every little thing Schumacher did.
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      Reply #4852: Jun 30, 2019 07:29:36 pm
      Lewis is at the peak of his career now he has this year nailed on and will be motivated to do it again next season.
      It was great to see Leclerc and Max battle it our and young Norris is really impressing me at 19 years of age in a so so Car. Mercs were in procession mode today unable to cope with the heat  and it will be different for the British GP.
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      Reply #4853: Jun 30, 2019 08:25:56 pm
      Glad the stewards didn't take that away from Max.

      Great drive and I don't think there's many better at the moment at chasing down cars in front than him.

      On Lewis and Ferrari, like you guys I'd love to see him in the red car before he retires but just can't see him leaving Mercedes. You never know though if he wins the title again this season he might see it as one challenge before he finishes.
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      Reply #4854: Jul 12, 2019 10:30:52 am
      Only Grosjean could do that. What a pr!ck, how's he still driving in F1?
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      Reply #4855: Jul 12, 2019 06:34:28 pm
      Looking good for a great weekend of Racing cant really see past Lewis for this one although Bottas is looking good today.
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      Reply #4856: Jul 12, 2019 06:36:48 pm
      Only Grosjean could do that. What a pr!ck, how's he still driving in F1?

      Preach Keith. I personally can't stand the guy. Always crying foul on others actions yet the worst kind of hazard to others on track and his own team. Truth be told, he should never have been allowed back into the sport following his destruction derby driving that endangered the life of Fernando Alonso at Spa a few years back.

      Haas will continue being a joke team with him and Magnussen in the team. Two ungrateful, vastly overrated and undeserving drivers in my view.
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      Reply #4857: Jul 12, 2019 06:44:03 pm
      Just a thought but have Williams turned up working for them at the moment must be torture.
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      Reply #4858: Jul 14, 2019 02:46:03 pm
      Just flicking between this and the tennis. Good lord, what awesome, smart and defensive driving from Charles Leclerc!

      Lewis takes the lead on the safety car.

      p.s - nice to see a car beached in the gravel rather than carrying on into a tarmac runoff without punishment. 
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      Reply #4859: Jul 14, 2019 04:29:45 pm
      What the hell was Vettel thinking?! Drove straight into the back of Verstappen and sent him off the track. Expect that sh*t from Grosjean.

      Vettel for who was so dominant for a number of years, he’s really starting to take the shine off his career since Hamilton has fu**ed him up mentally.
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      Reply #4860: Jul 14, 2019 09:47:02 pm
      What the hell was Vettel thinking?! Drove straight into the back of Verstappen and sent him off the track. Expect that sh*t from Grosjean.

      Vettel for who was so dominant for a number of years, he’s really starting to take the shine off his career since Hamilton has fu**ed him up mentally.

      Said it few weeks ago Vettel finished for me at the top, wouldn't be at all surprised if he makes this his last year.
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      Reply #4861: Jul 16, 2019 07:35:49 pm
      What the hell was Vettel thinking?! Drove straight into the back of Verstappen and sent him off the track. Expect that sh*t from Grosjean.

      Vettel for who was so dominant for a number of years, he’s really starting to take the shine off his career since Hamilton has fu**ed him up mentally.

      Said it few weeks ago Vettel finished for me at the top, wouldn't be at all surprised if he makes this his last year.

      Ironically that crash with Max reminded me a bit of Jos Verstappen doing the same to Montoya in Brazil 2001...albeit Jos was getting lapped!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhgRG8aJX-0


      Weird one wasn't it? Vettel's wheel to wheel racing has always been suspect - you can think back to even his first world title in 2010 when he needlessly wrecked Red Bull's race in Turkey (memorably coming together with Mark Webber) and then there was a truly bizarre move on Button where he crashed into the side of the Brit in Spa. Back then it was merely dismissed as immaturity (he was still incredibly young) but 9 years later he continues to do the same thing. And I am slowly coming to Keith's opinion on this - he looks finished at the top. Which is a real shame because he is/was, at his best, a wonderful wonderful driver who had the raw speed that struck fear and produced groans from his rivals. Attempts to revive his glory in 2017 and 2018 with two hard fought battles with Lewis where he was ultimately exposed has probably left him with little left in the tank.
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      Reply #4862: Jul 17, 2019 05:18:31 pm
      Read an article of Vettel saying about how there are too many rules in F1. - maybe just don’t crash into the back of people or deliberately run people wide would be a start lad.
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      Re: Formula 1
      Reply #4863: Jul 17, 2019 10:42:39 pm
      Quote from Keith Singleton
      Said it few weeks ago Vettel finished for me at the top, wouldn't be at all surprised if he makes this his last year.

      He's depressed. Mind you, I think most people bar the Hamilton Ultras who rejoice at him finishing half a minute clear every race, are fairly depressed with the state of racing these days. 5 years the Mercs have monopolised the sport race in race out, and I reckon most neutrals are fairly fed up with it at this stage. Hamilton doesn't have much competition in his own team atm, let alone the rest of the field.

      When you see the likes of Williams struggling to finish 18th every race, you know there's something wrong. Then you see the Gaslys and the Grosjeans of the field who offer nothing except mediocrity, at most.

      Onto Germany next. Vettel better have his Weetabix going into that race because if he's uncompetitive there, we'll know he has more problems than what we see on track. As for Ferrari, Binotto won't be there much longer. He looks out of his depth, he doesn't inspire people, and Ferrari won't hesitate to find someone else they think can do a better job.

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